Taught course


Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/march for up-to-date information on entry requirements for the course.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MArch Architecture course is design-focused, with an emphasis on a research-informed approach that develops architects with a broad outlook, competent to work within both local and global communities and contexts. Our course is delivered by expert academic staff with significant industry experience. Accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the course focuses on productive architecture, emphasising ‘thinking and making’ within particular places and contexts.

The course is designed to be the next step for professionals pursuing an accredited pathway to becoming a registered architect. You will already have an honours (undergraduate) degree in a RIBA/ARB Part 1 accredited course. The course is validated by RIBA to provide exemption from Part Two examinations. The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of entry onto the UK Register of Architects.

You’ll develop your own personal design style and philosophy in a studio environment that reflects professional practice. You’ll be encouraged to fully explore and communicate your ideas utilising our industry-standard facilities and equipment, supported by our team of technical staff.

The course embraces the challenge of contemporary architectural practice, focusing on educating the global architect through projects set in local, national and international contexts. 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 and Venice.

Professional recognition

The MArch Architecture course is:

  • validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to provide exemption from the part two examinations
  • prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), for the purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects

Information for international students

Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/entryrequirements and www.ntu.ac.uk/englishlanguage for further information.

Fees and funding

Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe-fees for information on course tuition fees.

Visit www.ntu.ac.uk/adbe/course/fees_funding information about current funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)115 9418 418