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Industry-relevant learning

Our course has been developed in collaboration with our industry partners to ensure a curriculum that is responsive to twenty-first century challenges. 

Develop the skills and knowledge valued by employers and gain relevant experience working alongside leading academics and innovative practitioners.

Diverse team of experts

Learn from and with our experienced team of staff – specialist design tutors, including academics and practitioners – who are internationally-recognised for their research and design practice.


We strive to nurture your creative problem-solving and design skills, and provide a foundation for further research.

Learn more about our team

Dynamic learning environment

Participate in lively discussion and collaborate on research-driven projects with a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and field work.  

You can also choose to study across disciplines with optional modules in relevant, associated built environment subject specialisms.

Watch Master of Architecture students undertake a field class to study architecture in the context of the real world and examine the role of architecture through a cultural, social, commercial and environmental lens.

Scholarships and funding

Students enrolling on our MArch, who hold a first-class honours degree, have the opportunity to secure a scholarship worth £1,000 for each of the two years of the course. Subject to conditions for 2024 entry.

An Alumni discount of £1,500 is also available to Reading graduates for the first year of the MArch.

Read more about scholarships and funding

A collaborative community

Our approach enables you to work on joint projects and have the opportunity to learn with staff and students within the wider School of the Built Environment.

There are also opportunities to engage with the local community in order to better understand the relationship between community and architecture.

Find out how we work with our local community

Life in the School

Immerse yourself in a culture of innovation, nurtured by a vibrant community of staff and students, and turn your architectural ideas into a reality.
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