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Architecture (ARB or RIBA Part 2), MArch

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  • 24 months
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This Architecture (ARB or RIBA Part 2) course from Nottingham Trent University 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.

About

Why study this course?

  • 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, giving you the opportunity to gain design inspiration and experience international architectural practice. Previous study trip 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.
  • Benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice.
  • Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio.
  • Hear from visiting experts; recent industry speakers have included a number of RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.
  • Showcase your work to visiting industry professionals and prospective employers at our annual NTU Degree Shows.
  • Choose from optional modules in Year Two, enabling you to undertake further research and learning in an area of interest.

Careers and employability

Our course is validated by RIBA to provide exemption from Part Two examinations, and is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of entry onto the UK Register of Architects.

This course is suitable for students wishing to fulfil the educational requirements of the RIBA Part 2, before moving on to Stage 2 practical experience.

Where do MArch Architecture graduates from NTU work?

After completion of this course, the majority of graduates seek employment in architectural practises to work towards their Part 3 examinations, in preparation for an eventual full RIBA/ARB professional qualification.

The Architecture (ARB or RIBA Part 2) course from Nottingham Trent University has been designed to maximise the employability prospects of our graduates, equipping you with professional skills as well as enhancing and developing your design skills, technical knowledge and ability to communicate your ideas.

Graduates have gone on to hold various architectural roles in companies such as Davidsons Development, Marchini Curran Associates and HKR Architects amongst others, whilst working towards their Part Three examinations.

Programme Structure

    Courses include:

    • Architectural Theory and Research Methods
    • Architectural Technology and Construction Materials
    • Management, Practice and Law
    • Vertical Studio 
    • Intervening in the City
    • Dissertation/Research Project

                    Detailed Programme Facts

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                    • Programme intensity Full-time
                      • Full-time duration 24 months
                    • Languages
                      • English
                    • Delivery mode
                      On Campus

                    English Language Requirements

                    You only need to take one of these language tests:

                    • Minimum required score:

                      83

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                    • Minimum required score:

                      6.5

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                    Academic Requirements

                    You need the following GPA score:

                    Required score: Lower Second Class

                    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                    General 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 upload a digital design portfolio of your work to our NTU Applicant Portal.
                    Interview
                    • If your portfolio is accepted, you'll be asked to hold an interview with the academic team.

                    Tuition Fee

                    • International

                      13450 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 13450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
                    • EU/EEA

                      9250 GBP/year
                      Tuition Fee
                      Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                    Living costs for Nottingham

                    • 583 - 980 GBP/month
                      Living Costs

                    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                    Funding

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