The Master’s in Architecture at AUB explores new approaches to architectural practice through making, innovation and collaboration, for a variety of communities.
The course is a creative professional qualification, validated by RIBA and RBA.
If you’re looking for something different and fresh in your route to becoming an architect in a changing world, the MArch at AUB is for you.
This two-year, studio-based course, which is accredited by ARB and RIBA, is structured around the idea of architectural intervention. You’ll work alongside fellow makers, collaborators and enablers who have come from different schools around the world and have the opportunity to collaborate across the arts
You’ll cut into society’s deepest, darkest myths and build interventions in utopias and dystopias past, present and future.
The course starts with the body and its spatial rhythms, before taking these into an urban and landscape context. The final term of the first year is a research unit that prepares you for the main thesis unit.
This thesis unit gives you the opportunity to develop a complex project on a site of your choice or in a group – international or local – we have had projects in Angola, Bangladesh and New York and more locally in Bournemouth, Boscombe and the New Forest.
You can read the full programme specification for this course here. You can also read more about Routes to Professional Qualification as an Architect here.
What students are doing
Our students have been selected as British Council Fellows at the Venice Biennale, and the whole student body with a Mike Davies International Fund Bursary all played a part in the British Pavilion. You’ll join the eclectic architecture student body, with weekly visiting lectures from international and national guests ranging in the last year from Norman Foster and Mike Davies, to Jessie Brennan and Shumi Bose.
In former lives, architects Michael Hopkins and Peter Cook started their architectural education in Bournemouth.
You can take a look at some of the projects that our students have been involved with in our 2017 Graduate Show catalogue here.
Studios and Resources
You’ll work in our recently renovated studios and have access to 3D workshops with manual and digital manufacturing equipment.
The course’s unique location near a dramatic rolling and beautiful landscape (New Forest & Jurassic Coast) and within a vibrant and energetic seaside town, with a proposed urban project by Zaha Hadid Architects, provides a great context and research for projects and interventions. The modelmaking, printing and workshop facilities encourage a culture of making and production
The campus itself is enhanced by its new, ‘very blue’ drawing studio with ‘exceptional light’ by Professor Sir Peter Cook RA, Honorary Fellow and visiting professor, and opened by the late Zaha Hadid.
Staff on the course
Our teaching staff are all specialists in their fields. You can find out more about their interests and experience by exploring their profiles below.
MA Course Leader for new MArch (ARBPart2) in focusing on architecture & performativity at AUB, the Arts University Bournemouth. Educated at Bristol, Cambridge, Princeton and Columbia Universities and has taught at Bath Birmingham and Greenwich Universities. As a director and architect at Moving Architecture he has developed performance pieces and buildings in the UK, China, US and across Europe. His Greyfriars Surgery Project, in Hereford has been exhibited at the Royal Academy and won an...Full profile