Architecture at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS

Course summary

Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this creative, project-driven course is designed to help you develop your own design approach and style. You’ll be exposed to diverse aspects of architectural design, linking sustainability and urban design with business practice. This course will equip you with skills and knowledge to tackle contemporary issues related to the built environment, exploring the design, human, professional and technical influences needed to pursue a successful career in architecture. Reflecting modern architectural practice, our studio culture encourages you to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas. You’ll learn the art of creative communication through drawing, model-making and 3D visualisation in our industry-standard design studios and materials workshops. Key Features

  • Accredited Route | Successful completion of this course is the first step to becoming a qualified architect, satisfying the educational requirements needed for your RIBA Part 1 qualification.
  • Dedicated Creative Spaces | Benefit from the latest facilities in our multipurpose studios where you'll work with equipment including bandsaws and sanders, 2D and 3D hot-wire cutting and vacuum forming machinery, milling machines, lathes, drills and more to develop your conceptual, sketch and presentation models.
  • Real Briefs | You'll take part in live design projects, with creative briefs from real clients. Students have previously worked with RIBA East Midlands, Flo Skatepark and local charity Growin' Spaces on design briefs and installations.
  • Exhibitions and Degree Shows | Exhibit your work at our annual final year degree show and Architecture Exchange event, attended by architecture professionals, industry experts and potential employers.
  • Mentoring Opportunities | Take advantage of our final year mentoring programme. Recently our students have worked alongside the RIBA and local practices such as Leonard Design Architects, Buckenham & Co and Franklin Ellis Architects.
Key Statistics
  • Top 1 Ranking | NTU is 1st for the number of UG students studying Architecture, building and planning (HESA, 2021/22).
  • Top 6 Ranking | NTU is ranked joint 6th in the UK for Architecture Graduate Prospects (Complete University Guide 2024).
  • Top 2 Ranking | NTU is the 2nd most sustainable university in the world (UI GreenMetric World University Rankings 2023).
  • Student Satisfaction | 97% of BArch (Hons) Architecture students are positive about the teaching on their course (NSS 2023).


Throughout the course, modules will cover a variety of subjects, a few examples include: Design Studio, Technology and Environment in Architecture, Architecture in Context, Interdisciplinary Design Studies, and Comprehensive Design Studio. To view the full list of modules, visit the course page:

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework and practical work. Coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and consists of group and individual projects, reports, presentations and a portfolio. Year One Coursework 100% Year Two Coursework 100% Year Three Coursework 100%

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Royal Institute of British
  • Architects Registration Board

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
EU £17150 Year 1
International £17150 Year 1

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 .

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.

Provider information

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Nottingham Trent University
50 Shakespeare Street

Clearing contact details

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Our Clearing Hotline is opening hours are: Monday to Thursday 0930-1630; Friday 0930-1600 From 15 August we have extended opening hours: Thursday 15 August 0800 - 1900 Friday 16 August 0800 - 1900 Saturday 17 August 0900 - 1700 Sunday 18 August 1000 - 1400 Monday 19 August - Friday 23 August 0900-1700

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Architecture at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS