Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University


This course aims to develop global architects adept to work within both local and international contexts; students benefit from: a lively, multidisciplinary environment; a commitment to sustainability and improving the existing built environment; an enthusiastic staff team supported by reputed practitioners with eminent visiting professors; brand new teaching, computer aided design and studio spaces in a city centre location; opportunities for live projects and development of individual architectural specialisation; and site visits and field trips.

Entry requirements

An ARB and RIBA Part 1 recognised degree, normally a minimum of 2.2 or equivalent; applicants are required to supply a design portfolio; mature applicants with non standard qualifications and appropriate professional experience are also considered; students wishing to enter the course from overseas should be able to demonstrate English language proficiency to the level IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper) 560 with a written score of 5.0 or TOEFL (IBT) 83 with a written score of 24; language tuition and support in English is available.

Course modules

Year 1: vertical studio 1; design: intervening in the city; architectural humanities theory and research methods; management of practice and law; architectural technology and construction theory and research methods; dissertation / research project preparation. Year 2: vertical studio 2; dissertation/research project; design thesis.

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used, designed to encourage independent, collaborative and active learning. These include presentations, projects, exams, and a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

The School will be offering a number of scholarships for students commencing their studies on postgraduate courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MArch Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MArch Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Nottingham NG1 4BU East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 9418 418