Develop high-level design skills with our architecture degree, which is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Find out more.

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.

Facilities

The department is based in Stockwell Street, our 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. Stockwell Street is just a few minutes walk from the Greenwich Campus.

Ranking

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.

Outcomes

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.