MArch study visit to Turin & Milan

Ref: 10003146


MArch2 students studying modules Design 3 (ARCH5011) and Comprehensive Design Project (ARCH5012) are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 20 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Turin and Milan are two key distinctive northern Italian industrial cities that reflect Italy’s layered history in built form. During this study trip students will experience key works from both classical Baroque and 20th Century modernist architecture; with focused themes of contextual study, materiality and place the trip will look closely at how architects working specifically around Turin, from very different periods, have responded to their city. The two cities museums and art galleries hold world renowned artefacts and artworks. The trip will offer project sites within the city and on return to the UK develop the research that will be completed on the trip.

The Department of Architecture and Design at the Politecnico di Torino will offer the UK students to enhance their knowledge of the city and its history, provide drawn information on project sites and provide study space whilst on the trip. The two cities are awash with civic squares, arched colonnades and impressive historic streets.

Cultural activities

Turin has significant architectural works by Guarino Guarini, most notably the Chapel of the Holy Shroud that has finally reopened after 25 years of restoration. Turin was also home to enigmatic architect and designer Carlo Mollino, architect of the Teatro Regio di Torino. The two cities combined also have some of the best Museums and Galleries in Italy.

Travel and accommodation

Travel and accommodation will be booked by the faculty for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the remaining amount following confirmation of their place. The #DMUglobal bursary will be deducted from the cost of the trip.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Italian immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Italy and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Thursday 14 November 2019
  • Return date: Tuesday 19 November 2019
  • Estimated cost of travel, transfers and accommodation: £500
  • Students will also be required to pay for: food & drink, entry fees, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Wednesday 29 May 2019 9am