|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
A relevant portfolio is required.
Your submission is an opportunity for you to showcase your work.
Why choose this course?
94% of students who graduated in Architecture in 2014 were satisfied with the course and teaching methods. (Student Satisfaction Survey 2014)
This course has been developed and enhanced over a number of years so industry relevant learning is delivered through group projects, study trips, live briefs from industry, and competitions. This will give you the complete package of skills, knowledge and experience to develop your career.
Prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this course you will give you the opportunity to:
Work on live briefs set by real clients
Join a teaching and learning culture allied to that of professional architecture practice
Have the opportunity to go on trips to the UK and abroad
Work in professional-standard facilities and studios alongside a dedicated model making studio
Meet guest speakers from industry
We are currently first for the number of year-long placement undergraduates studying Architecture, building and planning, (HESA 2013/14)
Unique opportunities available through NTU’s The Hive.
Students recently collaborated on ‘Made in Wood’, an exhibition in Bonington Gallery with Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway. Find out about the exhibition, including a time lapse of the creation.
Did you know?
As the course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) you will be exempt from the Part 1 examinations.
Becoming an Architect
To become a qualified Architect you will have to complete the Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 examinations through the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). You can find out more information on what this means on the RIBA website. You can complete the Part 2 at NTU by studying our MArch Architecture course.
Open Lecture Series
Our open lecture series runs throughout the first two terms of the academic year. The sessions are delivered by staff as well as invited guests addressing topics to stimulate wider architectural debate. The lectures range from critique to contentious, and the historic to contemporary. Whatever your area of interest, the open lecture series is designed to get you thinking and talking about your passion for Architecture.
What our students say
“With the tutors coming from different countries and backgrounds, you get a real knowledge base to learn from. The course doesn’t just focus on design, but also looks at the economic and technical side, which are really important areas of expertise to add to my CV.”
Christina Kleanthous, BArch (Hons) Architecture
What will I study?
A series of practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social and cultural situations. The purpose of these projects is to align architectural concepts, thinking and values with current architectural thought and practice.
Projects involve strategic thinking and creative imagination, attention to detail, traditional and digital forms or representation, public presentation and reviews.
Year One PDF icon
Technology and Environment in Architecture One
Architecture in Context One
Architectural Communication and Representation
Year Two PDF icon
Integrated Design Studio
Technology and Environment in Architecture Two
Architecture in Context Two
Interdisciplinary Design Studies
Final year PDF icon
Comprehensive Design Studio
Architecture in Context Three
Technology and Environment in Architecture Three
In your final year, you will exhibit your work as part of our Degree Shows at the University. The Degree shows include all final year students across NTU’s Art and Design-based courses, and are a great platform for you to celebrate your studies and showcase your work to members of the creative industries.
How will I study?
Based on 40 hour weeks during term time, you will spend approximately 12 hours per week in scheduled learning. This includes lectures, supported by smaller group sessions including:
You will also be involved in self-directed project work with the support of NOW, our virtual learning environment.
Outside of timetabled sessions you will need to undertake self-directed independent study. This will include preparing for lectures, researching, completing coursework, developing a portfolio and directed reading to expand your knowledge.
The course is supported by external professional practitioners ensuring that your learning is continuously enhanced through exposure to real world perspective in the newest and fastest growing degree subjects within the built environment sector.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a mix of coursework, eTests and practical methods.
The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of group and individual projects, reports, presentations, essays and a portfolio.
Is the course professionally accredited?
Yes, the course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB).
The validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) provides exemption from the Part One examinations. The course is prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) for purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects.
Learn from expert staff
Our Architectural Technology team is made up of experienced academics and staff who have recently joined from industry. These, together with regular visiting experts, provide a rounded, up-to-date education, informed by current practice and industry developments.
Through working on real projects from industry, field work and regularly updated course content you will be prepared to succeed in the architecture industry.
You will be equipped with cores skills required including design skills, knowledge and attributes that you will carry with you for the rest of your professional career.
92% of graduating sandwich year students from this course went on to work or further study within six months. (DHLE 2012/13)
Where do Architecture graduates from NTU work?
NTU has a strong architecture alumni community with many graduates working in senior positions in leading national and international companies.
Recent graduate destinations have included:
Terry Farrell and Partners
Hill Holt Wood
Pinnacle Architecture ltd
Frankland and Ellis Architects
Anthony Rickett Architects
Graduates have gone on to get roles as:
design team members
Becoming an architect
To become a qualified Architect you will have to complete the Part One, Part Two and Part Three examinations through the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). You can find out more information on what this means on the RIBA website. You can complete the Part Two at NTU by studying our MArch Architecture course.
Career and Placements Centre
Our friendly, experienced careers consultants will work closely with you at every stage of your career planning, providing personal support and advice you won’t find in a book or on the Internet. You can benefit form this at any time during your studies and up to three years after completing your course.