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Architecture, BSc

Lancaster University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
On campus
Lancaster
English
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Program description

Architecture, BSc

Lancaster University is ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. Building on our institutional reputation for excellence, the new BA (Hons) Architecture program aims to be one of the UK’s leading destinations for aspiring architects.

Your degree

The degree is made up of a series of modules, which will cover:

  • Advanced digital design skills
  • Advanced building design
  • Building materials, sustainability and site context
  • Professional practice and employability

When you start your degree we'll assume no prior knowledge of Architecture, but that you do share our enthusiasm and passion for the subject. Alongside lectures, small group seminars and practical workshops you will have one-to-one tutorials and plenty of opportunity for hands-on work in the studio. You’ll get to know others on the course through project work and group work. Our teaching staff are architecture professionals, and much of the course work will be in the form of portfolios.

To get you off to a flying start on your course, we're providing a free tablet to every student who starts our BA (Hons) Architecture in October 2022, and will include architecture software.

Admission requirements

  • A Level AAB
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.
  • International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects
  • BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Year 1

Core

  • Architectural Design Studio 1A
  • Architectural Design Studio 1B
  • Architectural Humanities 1
  • Architectural Technology

Year 2

Core

  • Advanced Technology and Professional Skills
  • Architectural Design Studio 2A
  • Architectural Design Studio 2B
  • Architectural Humanities 2

Year 3

Core

  • Architectural Design Studio 3A
  • Architectural Design Studio 3B
  • Architectural Humanities - Future Practice
  • Integrated Technology and Practice
  • Professional Practice

Tuition fees

  • For UK students: £9,250 per year
  • For International students: £19,930 per year

Career opportunities

Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to gain skills and experience that will prepare you for a successful career. Opportunities include:

  • Provision of designated practice experience for each student
  • Live project work
  • Field Trips
  • Digital skills for future practice
  • Work placement

This degree will prepare you for a career in a range of interesting and fulfilling professional roles. Many Architecture students progress to postgraduate study in order to continue the route to becoming a fully qualified Architect, however you may also be interested in other related jobs and professional careers that are open to those who have completed part 1. These include:

  • Architectural Technician/Assistant
  • Architectural Visualisation
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Interior Architect / Spatial Design
  • Urban Designer
  • Property development
  • Project and construction management

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University is located in the northwest of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to...


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LA1 4YW Lancaster
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