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Nottingham Trent University

Architecture

UCAS Code: K648

Master of Architecture - MArch

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Architecture

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. Recent 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.

Modules

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)

The Uni


Course location:

City Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

81%
med
Architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
44%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
41%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
2%
Design occupations

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£27k

£27k

£33k

£33k

£37k

£37k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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