Nottingham Trent University: Architecture
|Institution||Nottingham Trent University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment|
|Telephone||+44(0)115 848 4200|
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.
Our MArch Architecture course content is focused on four core strands: developing your design and communication skills; extending your awareness and knowledge of the theory and socio-economic, historic and cultural factors affecting architectural design; advancing your appreciation of technology and construction methods; and developing your knowledge of management, practise and law.
Together, this framework will build upon the skills and knowledge you have already gained, extending your ability to research, analyse, self-appraise, think critically, work in a team and provide constructive feedback.
- Develop your personal design style, supported by a University with a strong design heritage; NTU began life as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. Your learning is also underpinned by the School’s significant expertise as a built environment educator.
- Study trips to live sites in the UK and abroad are included in your course fees; previous destinations have included Turin, 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.
- Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio.
- Showcase your work to visiting industry professionals and prospective employers at our annual NTU Degree Shows.
Master of Architecture - MArch
|Level||RQF Level 7|
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.
If your initial application is successful, you'll be asked to upload a digital design portfolio of your work to our NTU Applicant Portal. 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.
Assessment methods vary by module, but typically include a submitted portfolio or exhibition of your design work, supported by a presentation – some modules require you to submit an individual project, whereas others require collaborative work. You may also be required to produce reports, case studies and essays and, in some instances, take an assessment under timed conditions.
The course is delivered predominantly through project-based learning. This includes group and one-to-one tutorials, seminars, field trips and site visits, along with regular critiques or reviews, replicating a professional architectural practice. Review sessions usually include an exhibition of your work, accompanied by a presentation, and followed by a panel discussion. In addition to the design studio, you’ll also utilise our model making workshop to produce large and small scale prototypes, to test your design concepts.
Course content is delivered through a series of lectures throughout the year, supported by seminar groups; an open platform to discuss and build upon ideas. 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, Barcelona and Venice.
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