Undergraduate prospectus

Architecture, BA Hons

Our architecture degree, accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), is your first step to a professional career in architecture.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • The BA Hons Architecture programme is a first step in a professional career in architecture
  • Explore new technologies, emerging social conditions, contemporary cultural contexts, and theoretical / aesthetic concerns
  • Design accounts for 50% of marks: emphasis on developing design skills and complex architectural ideas
  • Explore visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software
  • Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings
  • Lectures by eminent speakers
  • Students are encouraged to attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years

UCAS points

128 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

K100 G BA/Arch

Department

Architecture & Landscape

Location

Attendance

3 years full-time

Professional recognition

Students are exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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.

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

Come visit us

You can find out a lot about a university online, but to really get a feel for what it's like to live and study here you should come and visit. Come take a look at our historic campuses in London and Kent.

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The best way to find out about student life at the University of Greenwich is to join one of our amazing Open Days. You get to look around the campus, view our student accommodation, and speak with staff and students to get your questions answered. Parents are very welcome too!

Come and see why Greenwich is the ideal university for you.

Can’t make it? Don’t worry!

We host events regularly, so there will be more opportunities to visit very soon.

Entry requirements

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.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

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.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework, a portfolio of design project work and associated coursework.

Careers

In addition to becoming architects, graduates can pursue opportunities in computer-aided design, animation, urban design, interior design, arts and media, project management, graphic design and the construction industry.

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We've got plenty of other courses for you to choose from. Browse our undergraduate prospectus or check our related courses below.

Architecture at the University of Greenwich

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