Successful completion of our BArch (Hons) Architecture course is the first step to becoming a qualified architect, fulfiling Part 1 for the RIBA.
Prescribed by the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this hands-on, project-driven course is designed to help you develop your own design approach and style. You'll study in a studio culture that reflects a modern architectural practice, preparing you for your graduate career from day one.
You'll be exposed to diverse aspects of architectural design, linking sustainability and urban design with business practice. You'll learn to creatively communicate your ideas through drawing, and explore spaces through model making and 3D visualisation, with project work providing opportunities to develop skills and experience.
- Our course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed the Architects' Registration Board (ARB), recognising the relevance and quality of our course content.
- Work in our inspiring RIBA award-winning buildings, offering industry-standard facilities and studios, including a dedicated model-making studio, 3D printing and workshops for metal, timber and concrete.
- Benefit from our Building Blocks financial package, supporting you throughout your time at NTU and enabling you to make the most of your studies. As well as money towards the cost of your course materials, you'll also benefit from study trips and live projects, included in the cost of your course fees, free personal protective equipment (PPE) and a pre-paid printing allowance.
- Explore local and international architectural practice, with inspiring trips – both in the UK, and abroad to destinations such as Barcelona, Venice, Rotterdam, and Milan – included in your course fees.
- Take part in live design projects, with briefs from real clients. Students recently worked with the UK house builder Davidsons on a project exploring ideas for future homes, RIBA East Midlands on a temporary architectural installation in a local space, and Nottingham-based charity Growin' Spaces on an inexpensive eco-friendly build.
- Graduate with confidence by taking advantage of our final year mentoring programme, working alongside the RIBA.
- Exhibit your work at our final year Degree Shows, attended by industry experts and prospective employers.
- Hear visiting industry experts talk about their work. Previous visitors have included Cadval y Sola-Morales (Barcelona), Evans Vettori and Zaha Hadid Architects.
- Network with industry professionals and display your work at our annual Architecture Exchange employability event.
- 93% of students from this course are in graduate level employment within six months of finishing their degree (DLHE survey 2016/17).
- Design Studio (60 credits)
- Technology and Environment in Architecture 1 (20 credits)
- Architecture in Context 1 (20 credits)
- Architectural Communication and Representation (20 credits)
- Integrated Design Studio (60 credits)
- Technology and Environment in Architecture 2 (20 credits)
- Architecture in Context 2 (20 credits)
- Interdisciplinary Design Studies (20 credits)
- Professional Practice (20 credits)
- Comprehensive Design Studio (60 credits)
- Architecture in Context 3 (20 credits)
- Technology and Environment in Architecture 3 (20 credits)
- Degree Show exhibition
In your final year, you'll be invited to display your work as part of NTU's Degree Shows. The events are an opportunity for all final year students studying across NTU's Art and Design-based courses to showcase their work to our network of industry professionals and prospective employers, invited specifically for this purpose.
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.
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Nottingham is a great city and NTU is a great university. The course is fun and enjoyable and generally offers good teaching.
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