master of architecture at University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

The Master of Architecture (M. Arch.) is a professional degree in architecture, qualifying the graduate to move through the various stages of professional accreditation (internship, exams) that result in receiving a license.

Purpose of the programme

The purpose of this programme is to offer a programme at the ‘Part 2’ level (as defined by the South African Council for the Architectural Profession [SACAP] in terms of Act 44 of 2000), thereby preparing students for entry into the architectural profession at the ‘Candidate Architect’ registration category. Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to demonstrate competence in the specified exit level outcomes; conduct independent research at a high theoretical and/or design-research based level, and independently perform architectural services in both public and private sectors, or in specialised fields within the built environment-related disciplines.

Admission requirements At master of architecture at University of Johannesburg‎ (UJ)

The following minimum admission requirements must be met:

A Bachelor of Architecture Honours (BArchHons) degree, or Bachelor of Architectural Studies Honours (BASHons) degree, or an equivalent qualification at an equivalent standard, as recommended by a Status Committee and approved by the Faculty Board and who meet the selection criteria described below.

Selection criteria
Given resource and space restrictions and the importance of selecting students who have a realistic chance of success in meeting the outcomes of the programme, selection is based on academic merit, as approved by the GSA Admissions Committee. To this end:

  • Portfolios are assessed by a panel of assessor(s) appointed by the GSA Admissions Committee;
  • Applicants are informed in writing of the outcome of the portfolio assessment and interview.

Programme structure

This master’s programme is offered on a full-time basis only.
Minimum number of months for registration: 12 months.
Maximum number of months for registration: 24 months.


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