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Architecture with Collaborative Practice Research ARB/RIBA Part 2 MArch

Architecture with Collaborative Practice Research ARB/RIBA Part 2 MArch

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Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MArch - Master of Architecture

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

MArch Architecture with Collaborative Practice Research (ARB/RIBA Part 2) is a two-year professional course in architecture leading to an ARB and RIBA accredited degree.

You will gain valuable experience by working in practice for up to three days each week while taking a full range of academic modules in the remaining time.

Complete a comprehensive teaching programme delivered close to your host practice, so you don’t have to travel back to Nottingham each week if you work elsewhere.

You will learn specialist skills by undertaking a significant practice research study as part of the extended work placement.

When you complete the course, you will be a highly skilled, reflective graduate who will be able to apply your knowledge to the needs of the industry.


In recent years, Nottingham students have gone on to work for a range of practices including:

RIBA Award-winning practices including Haworth Tompkins, Caruso St John, Walters and Cohen, Mae, Carmody Groarke, Bennetts Associates and Harrison Stringfellow.

Architects’ Journal top 100 companies including Foster + Partners, Allies and Morrison, Weston Williamson, Hawkins Brown, Sheppard Robson and Wilkinson Eyre.


This module provides the opportunity for you to develop your understanding of the nature and context of architectural practice, particularly focusing on how environmental principles, strategies, and technologies inform the design and development of buildings. During your extended period in practice, you will become more aware of the range of skills and knowledge that inform the design and construction of buildings, and of the different professions such as acousticians, lighting specialists and environmental designers that contribute to this process. This module requires you to apply this knowledge in the critical appraisal of a building case study of their choice that draws upon the experience gained from practical experience, and the knowledge obtained from distance-based learning via the Moodle platform.

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Students need to have an ARB/RIBA-accredited Part 1 degree at 2:1 standard. Admission will be subject to the submission of a full portfolio, letters of reference and a personal statement. Access to year one of the MArch is subject to completing a minimum of six months approved practice-based experience.