Architecture at University of Nottingham - UCAS

Course summary

Architects design buildings, spaces, the places in which we live and work; our homes, schools, sports buildings, theatres, hospitals, the environment in which we spend our lives. We work with both new build design and existing buildings with a focus on environmental sustainability. Our course will equip you with the knowledge to design spaces that improve our surroundings, making a positive contribution to our environment. Our course offers an integrated learning approach with technical, environmental sciences and humanities based subject work taught alongside studio modules. Year 1 design studio modules provide a common foundation with a focus on the fundamental skills of design and presentation. In years 2 and 3 you will have the opportunity to choose from up to 12 design studio units so that you can select to work in an area of your own interest. You will also be part of our vertical studios where year 2 and 3 students work alongside each other providing opportunities for peer mentoring and skills transfer in an engaging collaborative environment. With a mixture of teaching, workshops, study trips and collaborating with real clients and experts on projects, our course gives you the skills that architectural practice and design-based industries seek. Based in University Park, you will have access to excellent facilities to support your studies and research. These include dedicated studio spaces, our workshops and a dedicated technical team. The quality of work produced by our students is illustrated by the many national and international awards they have won, including the AJ Student Prize 2021 (undergraduate category), the RIBA Bronze Medal (2017) and the RIBA Serjeant Award for Excellence in Drawing at Part 1 (2020). If you want to become an architect, the BArch course is followed by one year of supervised professional experience before embarking on the two-year MArch Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part II) and one further year's professional experience culminating in a Part Three exam. This course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).


In the first year you are introduced to the main themes of the discipline: architectural design; structures; construction; environmental design; and the history and theory of architectural design. Key topics include integrated design in architecture and architectural design studio modules. Studio projects will have an added complexity in year two and you will have the opportunity to visit construction sites to gain first-hand knowledge of how designers work. In the second semester there are opportunities to study abroad. In your third year you will develop a thorough understanding of all of the key themes and you will develop your role within the architectural profession as part of the practice and management module.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £28600* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £28600* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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University of Nottingham
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Architecture at University of Nottingham - UCAS