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Architecture, Design and the Built Environment MPhil

Architecture, Design and the Built Environment MPhil

Key information

Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Built Environment (General) Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This courses offer the opportunity to carry out a significant body of research, in a discipline related to the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. As part of the application process, you'll submit a research proposal, and we'll work to match your themes, objectives and scope to a member of our broad academic team. You'll join a thriving community of postgraduate researchers, based at our City Campus. Our MPhil routes are suitable for professionals working in a related industry; we offer a part-time as well as the full-time study route, enabling you to fit study around employment. The expected length of your studies will extend according to how much time you commit to your research. The MPhil routes are also suitable for high-achieving honours (undergraduate) graduates, enabling those who complete an undergraduate qualification to pursue a route into postgraduate research. This opens up opportunities for significant career progression, and is a route into employment in academia. Our flexible study options support part-time learners, who wish to balance employment with further study.

Significant academic support and guidance is in place to help students returning to study after extended periods in employment, and students who are pursuing high-level study for the first time. Benefit from our industry-standard facilities in our Maudslay building. You’ll be allocated desk space, and have hands-on access to our workshops and laboratories, supported by our team of expert technicians. You'll have a team of academic support staff to help focus your research and prepare for key milestones throughout your studies. You'll have regular meetings and be allocated time with your lead supervisor, and a small team of co-supervisors, benefiting from their academic expertise, active research, links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. Take part in a series of professional researcher training seminars through our NTU Doctorate plus Programme. This combines general research training with specific topics, associated with your discipline. The training focuses on the requirements of external research funding bodies and government requirements. We also provide a structured programme of transferable skills training and career development. This is informed by the work of Vitae, the national organisation which supports researchers throughout their careers.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


8 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally hold a first or upper second class honours degree of a UK university; or, an equivalent qualification, or a lower second class honours degree with a Master's degree at Merit level of a UK university or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Situated in Nottingham - voted the second best city for students in the UK - Nottingham Trent University consists of 3 large campuses: City Site, Clifton and Brackenhurst. NTU offers almost 200 taught courses and has a wide range of research degree options across its many academic schools: NTU Doctoral School (research degrees) Nottingham Business School Nottingham Law School Nottingham Institute of Education ...more