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This course is designed to be the next step for professionals pursuing an accredited pathway to becoming a registered architect. You'll study full-time for two years to satisfy the educational requirements of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 2, before moving on to Stage 2 practical experience.The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of entry onto the UK Register of Architects.

Why study this course?

  • Benefit from excellent employability prospects; 100% of our postgraduate architectural design students are in work or further study, just six months after graduation (DLHE, 2016-2017).
  • Develop your personal design style, supported by a University with a strong design heritage; NTU began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Your learning is also underpinned by the School’s significant expertise as a built environment educator.
  • Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees, giving you the opportunity to gain design inspiration and experience international architectural practice. Previous study trip destinations have included Turin, Barcelona and Venice. You'll also have the chance to attend external seminars and lectures, as well as professional trade, art and cultural exhibitions in the UK.
  • Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice.
  • Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio.
  • Hear from visiting experts; recent industry speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.
  • Showcase your work to visiting industry professionals and prospective employers at our annual NTU Degree Shows.
  • Choose from optional modules in Year Two, enabling you to undertake further research and learning in an area of interest.

How you'll learn

  • The course is delivered predominantly through project-based learning. This includes group and one-to-one tutorials, seminars, field trips and site visits, along with regular critiques or reviews, replicating a professional architectural practice. Review sessions usually include an exhibition of your work, accompanied by a presentation, and followed by a panel discussion.
  • In addition to the design studio, you’ll also utilise our model making workshop to produce large and small scale prototypes, to test your design concepts.
  • Course content is delivered through a series of lectures throughout the year, supported by seminar groups; an open platform to discuss and build upon ideas.

Fees and funding

As an MArch student, you may be eligible for financial support from Student Finance, subject to certain conditions.

Take a look at our postgraduate fees and funding page for more information on scholarships, loans, and other funding opportunities.

Visit the MArch Architecture page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!




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