Manchester School of Architecture
School of Architecture
|Benzies Building / Chatham Tower
England, United Kingdom
|Type||Architecture & Built Environment|
|Established||September 1, 1996|
|Head of school||Prof. Tom Jefferies|
|Faculty||Manchester School of Art (Manchester Metropolitan University)
Faculty of Humanities
(University of Manchester)
The Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) is a School of Architecture, jointly administered by Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Manchester in the city of Manchester, England.
The School was formed in 1996 with the merger of the architecture departments of the University of Manchester (then Victoria University of Manchester) and Manchester Metropolitan University. Students of MSA are classified as students of both universities and are issued with separate cards for each university, allowing them to use the resources and facilities of both institutions. Upon graduating the degree is awarded by both universities.
The School covers three main aspects of architectural education. An undergraduate course (BA Hons) which has exemption to the RIBA Part One exam; a professional postgraduate course (M.Arch.) offers exemption to the RIBA Part Two exams; and finally a range of postgraduate Masters and PhD courses.
Researchers from the Manchester Architectural Research Centre (MARC) input directly into the graduate teaching. MARC is a multidisciplinary research team based at the University of Manchester: its staff and post-graduates are researchers in a variety of affiliated fields of study, and offer an interdisciplinary context for architectural research at MSA.
Graduation ceremony of Manchester School of Architecture is held in turn annually between the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. For example, graduates of 2013 attended the ceremony with fellow University of Manchester students in Whitworth Hall, while the 2014 graduation was held by Manchester Metropolitan University in an external rented venue.
Since formation in 1996, of the 47 universities in the United Kingdom with RIBA accreditation, the school has been consistently ranked in Top 10.
|2016 QS World University||10||5||3|
|2017 Complete University Guide||-||-||15|
Notable staff and alumni
- Leslie Martin KBE
- Royal Festival Hall (Grade I)
- Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank (Pritzker Prize: 1999, Stirling Prize: 1998, 2004)
- Stephen Hodder (Stirling Prize 1996)
- Dalibor Vesely (RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education 2006)
- Michael Starling (current Chairman of Architects Registration Board)
- Roland Paoletti 
- Jubilee Line Extension, London Underground
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- "QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Architecture / Built Environment". topuniversities.com. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
- "University guide 2017: league table for architecture". The Guardian. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
- "University Subject Tables 2017 - Architecture". Complete University Guide. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
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