The Master of Architecture (MArch)* is a two-year UGC-funded full-time programme offered by the Department of Architecture. The two-year MArch is offered to applicants who hold a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies degree at this University; or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose.
Hong Kong is situated at the crossroads of modern China and the international community, and within this unique context, the MArch programme prepares students for the challenges to be faced by architects in the twenty-first century. Graduates of the programme benefit from local expertise, firsthand knowledge of China, and global readiness. MArch students are immersed in an active culture of service and scholarship, in which disciplinary experimentation is balanced with the teaching of core professional competencies. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasizing current design and production technologies, within an understanding of the historical and theoretical culture of architecture, the programme enables students to acquire broad expertise, skills and knowledge with which to confront the complexities of contemporary architectural discourse, design and practice.
The professional degree of two-year Master of Architecture (MArch) is recognized by the Hong Kong Institute of Architects (HKIA), Architects Registration Board (ARB), Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Commonwealth Association of Architects (CAA) and the National Board of Architectural Accreditation (NBAA). Upon passing the Professional Assessment held by HKIA/ARB in Hong Kong, graduates are eligible to apply for admission as Members of HKIA and as Registered Architects.
*The two-year MArch is subject to University approval.