Architecture BA (Full-time)
Why study this course?
This undergraduate architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in architecture as you’ll complete the course with exemption from RIBA Part 1. Through our combination of practical design work, formal teaching and field work, you’ll gain the skills and experience necessary to continue on to complete your RIBA part 2 and 3.
The Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) is very active in organising lectures, events and socials, and has a wide network of industry sponsors. To see what they're up to, follow MASS on Instagram and Twitter.
This degree course offers a multifaceted design-based education that, on successful completion, provides exemption from RIBA 1 – the first stage of a professional qualification in architecture. Typically, graduates go on to RIBA Part 2 and 3 at London Metropolitan University.
Our course is centred on three key themes: the idea and practice of making, an architect’s professional duty of care, and social and environmental responsibility.
You'll take classes in our well-resourced design studios, where you’ll have the chance to work with high-end analogue and digital printing facilities. You’ll also get access to our textile, ceramic, furniture-making and photography workshops.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
- A minimum of grades BBB in three A levels, one of which comes from a relevant subject area such as Art, Humanities or the Social Sciences (or a minimum of 120 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification in an art related subject)
- English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent qualification)
- Potential in spatial design, a creative imagination and visual or constructive aptitude
- A portfolio review
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Architecture)
- Design Project 1.2
- Design Skills 1.1
- Technology 1
- Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Architecture)
- Design Project 2.2
- Design Skills 2.1
- Technology 2
- Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Architecture)
- Design Project Development 3.1
- Design Project Resolution 3.2: Comprehensive Design Project
- Integrated Design Audit
Modules and module details are subject to change over time
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
- UK/EU students: £9,250 per year
- International students: £12,700 per year
Following successful completion of the course, most graduates go on to complete their RIBA Part 2 and 3, and gain a professional qualification in architecture. Previous alumni have worked for companies such as Caruso St John, David Chipperfield Architects, Macreanor Lavington, Tony Fretton Architects and SANAA in Tokyo.
Graduating with this degree provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to work in fields such as interior design, urban design and planning. You'll leave with a high-quality portfolio of work, an understanding of relevant cultural and social issues, and the research, design, making and presentation skills valued in many design-related professions.
About this institute
London Metropolitan University
Based in England’s historic capital city, London Metropolitan University has a rich history of education with its roots dating back to 1848. Taking its current form following a merger of two well-renowned universities in 2002, it offers a wide range...
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