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Master of Architecture

At its meeting on 1 April 2019, the Board decided that the above qualification should be prescribed for the period 30 May 2019 to 30 May 2024* under Section 4(1)(a) of the Architects Act 1997 for the purposes of entry on to the United Kingdom Register of Architects

Prescription is subject to the Standard Conditions set out in the Board’s Procedures, namely:

  1. The University of Salford’s Master of Architecture (two years, full-time) qualification should be prescribed for the period 30 May 2019 to 30 May 2024.*
  2. Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the Programme Specification – submitted with the application of 25 April 2018 – for the Master of Architecture (two years, full-time) qualification. No change may be made to the title of any course or qualification or substantial change to the content so defined within that Programme Specification (allowing for normal course development) without first obtaining the written permission of the Board.
  3. Annually by 30 October – commencing on 30 October 2019 – the institution will be required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 of its Procedures to enable the Board to see that i. all its Criteria and the relevant requirements set out in Article 46 (or Article 47) of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive [2005/36/EC] are being attained by students who have been awarded the qualification prescribed; ii. adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s Criteria will be met by students for the period of prescription; iii. that the institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and iv. all of the factors referred to at paragraphs 5.4 of the Procedures continue to be demonstrated; and
  4. The institution will ensure that appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students undertaking a prescribed qualification are fully informed of the extent of the application of that qualification to entitlement to registration as an architect in circumstances in which the student lacks a required antecedent qualification, e.g. Part 2 without Part 1.


The Board was confident that:

  1. The course proposal – including the educational aims, the intended learning outcomes, the assessment criteria etc – has been designed with the clear aim of ensuring that all those who receive the qualification meet all the Criteria;
  2. The institution has adequate systems in place to ensure that students awarded the qualification meet all the Criteria; and
  3. The institution has adequate resources to maintain and where appropriate increase the achievements of students in meeting the Criteria.


* At its meeting of 27 February 2023, the Board agreed to extend prescription until 31 December 2028.