Renowned, innovative and engaged
Congratulations on your offer of a place on an architecture course at Manchester.
Become a part of the Manchester School of Architecture community, where our students and alumni have gained a reputation for the variety, vitality, and quality of their work and achievement.
World-leading for Architecture
We’re in the top 10 globally (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020).
Benefit from two campuses
Facilities include two nationally recognised libraries and a range of workshops.
Your next steps
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
Benefit from a selection of additional experiences that ensure you’ll graduate with an impressive array of knowledge, skills and strong industry connections.
100% of our graduates go on to work or further study within 15 months (Discover Uni).
Learning and support
Our courses have an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll get support from your academic advisor, our dedicated student support team, and through your peers via the Manchester Student Society for Architecture (MSSA).
We have the UK's largest student society for Architecture.
Manchester Student Society for Architecture (MSSA).works closely with students, tutors, lecturers and collaborators to improve student life for their 800+ members, with activities including socials, events and wellbeing groups.
Providing high-quality education
How you will learn
We know the last few months have been challenging and uncertain for us all.
Whatever happens next, you can rest assured that we'll adjust to any changes to public health guidelines while still providing a high-quality learning environment.
Details of how teaching may change can be found below.
Lectures are usually delivered to your whole cohort in person, on campus, and complemented by smaller group activities in our workshops and design studios.
Currently, all lectures are delivered live online.
They are also recorded, so you can re-watch them when it suits you.
Our teaching design studio is an important creative space where you will spend a lot of time being supported to develop your ideas.
Currently, staff and students are working safely in our studios, with all interaction through computers and relayed via a large screen.
Model making is a key part of the architectural teaching process.
We are currently offering a blend of online and in-person teaching, so students are working safely on campus in our workshops as and when required for their projects.
We’ve supplemented this with home model-making kits and online tutorials.
We have a full schedule of extra-curricular activities to inspire you and enhance your learning.
These include talks, seminars, conferences, and provocations, which are currently running online.
A space for innovation
Benefit from facilities split across two neighbouring campuses in the heart of Manchester.
Our facilities include two nationally recognised libraries and a range of workshops and material stores.
Immerse yourself in our workshop
Our workshop was the subject of an award-winning documentary.
Find out how our students are supported by the model making workshop team to explore and develop their design ideas.
Explore our students’ designs
Take a look at the designs students have worked on recently.
The Manchester School of Architecture yearbook takes you on a journey through each year, showcasing how our students refine their skills throughout their time with us.