Description

This course 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.The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of entry onto the UK Register of Architects.

Why study this course?

  • 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.
  • Study trips | Visits 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. Previously, students have visited 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.
  • Guest lectures | Hear from visiting experts; recent industry speakers have included a number of 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.

Study Details:

MArch 2 years full-time

Module Details:

Year 1 

  • Architectural Theory and Research Methods -20 credit points
  • Architectural Technology and Construction Materials -20 credit points
  • Management, Practice and Law – 20 credit points
  • Vertical Studio I – 20 credit points
  • Intervening in the City – 40 credit points

Year 2

  • Dissertation/Research Project – 20 credit points
  • Vertical Studio II – 20 credit points
  • Design Thesis – 60 credit points
  • Optional modules: Heritage and Conservation, or Digital Design – 20 credit points

Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and funding bodies, and from the University.

Student Destinations

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.

Fees

2020 fees: Home/EU full-time £9,750 per year International: full-time £14,500 per year

Entry Requirements

Applying with prior qualifications

  • Usual requirement for entry on to this course is a 2:2 honours degree in a RIBA/ARB Part 1-accredited course.
  • 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 submit a digital portfolio of your work.

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