Taught course


University of Nottingham · Department of Architecture and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in architecture or similar subject; must include modules in architectural design accounting for 25-50% of credits.

Months of entry


Course content

The MArch Design course focuses on the development and application of specialist architectural knowledge and advanced design techniques and technologies.

This course was originally established to respond to the increasing competition in the professional procurement of buildings and the growing demand for specialist knowledge and skills in the pursuit of architectural excellence. It offers the opportunity to concentrate on architectural or urban design, humanities, environmental design and technology to a high level of sophistication without the need to work within a single specialist area.

During this course, you will spend some time on studio-based exploration and innovation across a broad range of options, working alongside architects, urban designers and technologists in the design studios, seminars and lectures.

The MArch Design does not convey professional accreditation in the UK.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the Department of Architecture and Built Environment web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Graduate Admissions
+44 (0)115 951 4882