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Architecture (Professional) The Master of Architecture (Professional) facilitates creative production of an architectural research report integrating theory, research, analysis, design and systems technology. This is a 1 year full-time degree.
Architecture (Professional) The Master of Architecture (Professional) facilitates creative production of an architectural research report integrating theory, research, analysis, design and systems technology. This is a 1 year full-time degree.

Qualification: MArch(Prof)

Faculty: Engineering and the Built Environment

Duration: 1 year

School: Architecture and Planning

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

The Master of Architecture (Professional) is the culmination of the architectural program which facilitates creative production of an architectural research report integrating theory, research, analysis, design and systems technology. Working independently in close collaboration with their architectural peers in a dedicated studio, each student puts forward and investigates a personal position about architecture. A building proposal is produced under close supervision of diverse professional architectural staff and structured in such a way that it supports architectural experimentation and life-long professional development. Each supervisor brings unique perspectives and experiences out of a wide range of philosophies and interests. The Research Report is more than a complex building project; incorporating aspects of architecture that are urgent, exciting and thoroughly engaged with all aspects of our social, cultural and political context in South Africa. 

The Master of Architecture (Professional) is a one year masters by coursework degree fulfilling the academic requirements for registration as a Professional Architect with the South African Council for the Architecture Profession. 

ARPL7002 Simulated Office Practice (45)
ARPL7001 Advanced Digital Applications (9)
ARPL7003 Architectural Design and Discourse (90)
ARPL7041 Professional Practice (36)

  • Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Applicants with Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) degrees from other institutions will be required to attend a portfolio interview with a Selection Panel from the School of Architecture & Planning in order for them to be considered for a place in the  MArch (Prof) programme.

31st July International Applicants | 30 August South African citizens and permanent residents
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees. The Fees site also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal.

For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.