Taught course


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

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Entry requirements

Usual requirement for entry on to this course is a 2:2 honours degree in a RIBA/ARB Part 1-accredited course, in a cognate or semi-cognate discipline including: Architecture, Interior Architecture and Building Surveying.

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. For Home applicants, you will be invited to an interview at the University. For EU and International students, you'll hold an interview via telephone. 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

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?

  • Inspiring spaces | Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival style Arkwright building, you'll work with industry-standard facilities, including a dedicated model-making studio.
  • Study trips | We will endeavour to go on study trips, giving you the opportunity to gain design inspiration and experience international architectural practice. Previously, students have visited 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.
  • Guest lectures | Hear from visiting experts; recent industry speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.
  • Tailored study | Choose from optional modules in Year Two, enabling you to undertake further research and learning in an area of interest.
  • Exhibitions and degree shows | Showcase your work at our annual final year degree show, attended by architecture professionals, industry experts and potential employers.
  • RIBA East Midlands | Work closely with the RIBA's East Midlands branch whose regional offices are based in our Arkwright building.

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 4200