Located half a mile from the city centre, Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) is an innovative collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and The University of Manchester (UoM), uniting two schools of architecture with over 100 years of educational experience to create one of the largest architecture schools in the UK.
Architectural research at the MSA is intrinsically interdisciplinary and broadly conceived, encompassing areas as diverse as urban design, urban development, ecological and landscape design and the conservation and management of historic environments. This research is carried out mainly within the recently established Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC). The centre draws upon a wide range of interdisciplinary research and teaching interests within the School of Environment, Education and Development, the Faculty of Humanities of The University of Manchester and the Manchester School of Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. The opportunities for collaborative architectural research across the two universities are unparalleled and research bids in a variety of disciplines are strengthened by the involvement of strong architectural researchers.
Both our postgraduate research and postgraduate taught programmes draw inspiration from our research activity and you are encouraged to actively take part in the research culture of the school.