The BA Hons Architecture programme is a first step in a professional career in architecture. The programme offers students a range of approaches to architectural design through studio-based tutorial groups, or units. Each unit explores a different aspect of architectural design, ranging from new technologies, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts, to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns.
Within each year of the programme, design accounts for 50% of the marks with a central emphasis on developing high level design skills and the ability to create and communicate complex architectural ideas. Students explore the visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software. Design projects are supported by studies in the history of architecture, sustainability, architectural practice, contemporary theory and technology. Themes for design work are set at the start of each academic year; critiques of student work are made at the middle and end of each semester. Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings, and lectures by eminent speakers are vital to the programme. Students are encouraged to attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years.
The department is based in a new state-of-the-art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng. It is equipped with 14 rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. This facility is on Stockwell Street, just a two minute walk from the Greenwich Campus.
Our architecture degrees are ranked third in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.
Mode of study
This year we are offering this degree in full-time mode only.
The aims of the programme are:
- To provide a broad and inspiring architectural education within the structure of a RIBA/ARB accredited programme
- To prepare students for progression into year out practice in the architectural profession leading to advanced level study in RIBA/ARB part 2 MArch in Architecture.
What you'll study
Applicants from a UK educational background:
- 128 UCAS points from A-levels or BTEC/National Diploma, DVCE or Advanced GNVQ grades, or equivalent qualifications
- A minimum of five GCSEs, including mathematics and English, at grade C or above also Art and Design is generally a required subject at GCSE and/or GCE level.
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Applicants from a non-UK educational background:
Applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C).
If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.
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Candidates will be required to successfully complete a drawing task and submit a portfolio of visual and creative work.
You may be invited to an interview.
We welcome applications from mature students.
Students are assessed through coursework, a portfolio of design project work and associated coursework.
Students are exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
In addition to becoming architects, graduates can pursue opportunities in landscape architecture, computer-aided design, animation, urban design, interior design, arts and media, project management, graphic design and the construction industry.
Fees and finance
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The university's largest campus is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century.
DLR Cutty Sark (approx. 3 min walk)
Greenwich and Maze Hill (approx. 8 walk)
Greenwich Pier - Ferry service (3 min walk)
TFL buses frequently run close by.
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Campus bus service every half hour between campuses.
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