Taught course


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

Entry requirements

Usual requirement for entry on to this course is a 2:2 honours degree in a RIBA/ARB Part 1-accredited course.

However in some cases, we accept applicants without an RIBA/ARB Part 1 who can provide an exceptional portfolio, supported by a number of years' experience in architectural practice.

Work submission

If your initial application is successful, you'll be asked to submit a digital portfolio of your work.


If your portfolio is accepted, you'll be asked to hold an interview with the academic team via telephone or Microsoft Teams.

Your interview will help us to decide whether we feel you are suitable for the course, and will help you to decide if this is the right course for you.

Months of entry


Course content

MArch Architecture (ARB / RIBA Part 2) is a two-year full-time course that produces graduate architects who are fully equipped for a career in the architectural profession. It is designed to be the next step for professionals pursuing an accredited pathway to becoming a registered architect.

Fully accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of entry onto the UK Register of Architects, this course fully satisfies the educational requirements for RIBA Part 2, the step you'll need before practical experience and the Part 3 qualification.

With a focus on educating students with a global outlook, we set collaborative, industry-facing projects set in local, national, and international contexts. The course framework enables you to advance your ability to research, analyse, self-appraise, think critically, work in a team and provide constructive feedback. With core legal, management and design leadership skills built into the course content, you’ll develop high-level skills needed for advanced industry practice.

Visit our Architecture Student Showcase, an online exhibition celebrating the work of our Year One and Year Two MArch students.

Key Features:

  • Based in our Grade II listed Arkwright building, you'll work with industry-standard facilities, including a dedicated model-making space and design studio. It's also the home of RIBA's East Midlands regional office.
  • You'll have the chance to hear from visiting industry experts. Recent speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.
  • Showcase your work at our annual final year degree show, attended by architecture professionals, industry experts and potential employers.
  • NTU is in the Top 5 for the percentage of Architecture graduates who are in graduate-level jobs or further HE or professional study within 15 months of graduating (joint 4th) (Guardian University Guide, 2023).

Fees and funding

Please visit the course page for the latest course fees and funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MArch
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

NTU Admissions
+44 (0)115 848 2999