Master of Architecture (MARCH)

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Architecture
Subject
Specialty
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Architecture
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required
Faculty
Faculty of Applied Science
School
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
 

Overview

The Master of Architecture (MArch) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in architecture history and theory, technical and material systems, and design media and representation. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of special topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project. 

What makes the program unique?

Each student furthers their network by working with full-time faculty and local professional design community who are active participants in studio reviews, graduation project committees, and the mentorship program. Within the Faculty of Applied Science, students have access to a research library ranked among the best in Canada and other faculty in engineering or community and regional planning. With Study Abroad, there are opportunities to be engaged with the ever-changing cultural concerns in architecture and landscape architecture. 

 

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
22
21
22
21

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
6.5

GRE required?

Optional

Prior degree requirements

Applicants to the MArch program must hold a degree in almost any discipline [BA, BSc, BFA, BASc, etc.] that is academically equivalent to a UBC four-year Bachelor's degree.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$165.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,795.39$9,792.88
Tuition per year$5,386.17$29,378.64
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Supplementary fees (yearly)$350.00 Student Society Fees
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20162015201420132012
Applications458415353332365
Offers10694929885
New registrations4744515044
Total enrolment176171176170169

Completion Rates & Times

This program has a graduation rate of 87% based on 162 students admitted between 2006 - 2009. Based on 171 graduations between 2012 - 2015 the minimum time to completion is 1.66 years and the maximum time is 5.00 years with an average of 3.22 years of study. All calculations exclude leave times.
Disclaimer
Admissions data refer to all UBC Vancouver applications, offers, new registrants for each year, May to April [data updated: 12 July 2017]. Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots. Program completion data are only provided for datasets comprised of more than 4 individuals. Rates and times of completion depend on a number of variables (e.g. curriculum requirements, student funding), some of which may have changed in recent years for some programs [data updated: 8 April 2016].
 
 

September 2017 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2016
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2017
International Applicant Deadline
20 February 2017

September 2018 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2017
Canadian Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018
International Applicant Deadline
15 January 2018

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