Architecture BA (Top-up) (Full-time)
Why study this course?
This is a top-up version of our Architecture BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
Advanced Level 6 entry to this course offers you a multifaceted design-based education that, on successful completion (120 credits on either full-time or part-time course), provides exemption from Royal British Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 1 – the first stage of a professional qualification in architecture. Typically, graduates go on to RIBA part 2 and RIBA part 3 at London Metropolitan University.
You must complete a total of 120 credits, studying either on a full-time of part-time basis, to be eligible for RIBA/ARB part 1.
In our well-equipped design studios you’ll have access to professional analogue and digital printing facilities. You'll also have access to the furniture, ceramic, textile and photography workshops.
The tutors on this course are renowned practitioners who will provide you with technical expertise and insight into industry best practice within a constantly evolving arena. You'll learn a combination of traditional and contemporary practices as well as basic principles and new innovations. This degree will help you achieve your developmental goals and explore potential career paths.
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In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have one of the following:
- 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), Foundation Degree (FdA/ FdSc) or equivalent international qualification in a relevant subject
- 240 credits from years 1 and 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject at a different institution
- A portfolio interview
Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview. Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of work via email.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- 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.
How much you pay in tuition fees depends on which country you come from and whether you are a full-time or part-time student. Please visit the course page on university website for fee information particular to that course.
Following successful completion of the course, most graduates go on to complete their Royal Institute of British Architects (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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