Taught course

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 2)

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

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.

Interview

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

September

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 | Visits 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. 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.
  • 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 | Visits 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. 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.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career as an architect, you will need to complete an ARB/RIBA Part 1 qualification, before progressing to our MArch Architecture course for Part 2. We offer a BArch (Hons) Architecture qualification at NTU to fulfil the education requirements for Part 1, which is studied full-time over three years.

We also offer a Professional Certificate in Architecture. This course is intended for graduates from a Part 1 accredited qualification in Architecture, who are undertaking experience in professional practice prior to entry on a Part 2 course.

Information for international students

We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University. For more information on these and other opportunities for funding please visit our international scholarships page.

For information on how to pay your fees to the University please visit our international fee payment page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time: £9250 per year
International students
Full-time: £14,500

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University. There are two main costs involved with postgraduate study: the cost of your tuition fees which is paid directly to the University, and living expenses such as accommodation, travel and food. As an MArch Architecture student, you may be eligible for financial support from Student Finance, subject to certain conditions. You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies. Please take a look at our postgraduate funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
NTU Admissions
Email
applications@ntu.ac.uk
Phone
44 (0)115 848 4200