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Course summary

MArch Architecture (ARB / RIBA Part 2) is a two-year full-time course that produces graduate architects who are fully equipped for a career in the architectural profession. It is designed to be the next step for professionals pursuing an accredited pathway to becoming a registered architect. Fully accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board, this course satisfies the educational requirements for RIBA Part 2, before you progress to complete Part 2 practical experience. With a focus on educating architects with a global outlook, we set collaborative, industry-facing projects set in local, national, and international contexts. The course framework enables you to advance your ability to research, analyse, self-appraise, think critically, work in a team and provide constructive feedback. With core legal, management and design leadership skills built into the course content, you’ll develop high-level skills needed for advanced industry practice. Key features

  • Inspiring spaces | Based in our Grade II* listed Gothic Revival style Arkwright building, you'll work with industry-standard facilities including a dedicated model-making studio.
  • Guest lectures | Hear from visiting experts. Previous industry speakers have included RIBA Stirling Awards prize winners.
  • Tailored study | Choose from optional modules in Year Two, enabling you to undertake further research and learning in an area of interest.
  • Exhibitions and degree shows | Showcase your work at our annual final year degree show, attended by architecture professionals, industry experts and potential employers.
  • RIBA East Midlands | Work closely with the RIBA's East Midlands branch whose regional offices are based in our Arkwright building.


Year One:

  • Architectural Theory and Research Methods (20 credit points)
  • Architectural Technology and Construction Methods (20 credit points)
  • Management, Practice and Law (20 credit points)
  • Vertical Studio 1 (20 credit points)
  • Intervening in the City (40 credit points)
Year Two:
  • Dissertation / Research Project (20 credit points)
  • Vertical Studio 2 (20 credit points)
  • Choice of either Heritage and Conservation, or, Digital Design (both 20 credit points)
- Design Thesis (60 credit points)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

2.2 honours degree in a RIBA/ARB Part 1 accredited course - relevant (cognate or semi-cognate) discipline including: Architecture Interior Architecture and Building Surveying

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
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