BSc (Hons) Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1)


Course Overview Join our Architecture course which has been developed to give you practical and creative skills as well as an independent and creative approach to design, all in a challenging environment. You will be taken on a journey to discover your own architectural vision while having an outstanding educational structure. You will be thought by a design tutor, either individually or in groups. Nearly all design tutors are practising architects. Moreover, you will have modules in areas such as history, theory, technology and computing which will help you understand the conditions for improving your awareness of the architecture industry. Our course will give you direct experience which will help develop and push your creativity and critical judgement to the maximum.


September 2019 Docklands Campus 30/09/2019 Day classes Monday

Entry Requirements

-A LEVEL -Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects. -BTEC – Extended Diploma or Diploma – INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE Diploma with 28 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level

Entry Required Documents


International Baccalaureate Diploma (for EU students)

If you are a EU student and you don’t have an International Baccalaureate Diploma, you can still apply with a Level 3 Diploma and relevant work experience


Copy of ID (National ID or Passport)

You need to upload one of these documents


English Certificate

If you don’t have an IELTS certificate or a Functional Skills English Level 2 certificate you will have to take an INTERNAL TEST


Copy of Transcript of Results

This can be avoided in certain situations. One of our operators will call you to find out if it is mandatory or not.


Personal Statement

A personal statement is an essay that the student must write to apply to study at the university. Its purpose is to summarise your skills and experience and help you gain a place at your desired course. It must include the name of the university and the name of the course. You have to mention why are you applying to this particular university and what do you hope to achieve after the course, career wise. A well written personal statement will help you stand out in the crowd and secure you a place at your dream university. You can follow a specific guide to answer to some expected questions, however, you must not mention them in the essay. Have a clear, cursive structure and write a minimum of 250 words.

Assessment Methods

  • Academic Interview
  • INTERNAL ENGLISH TEST if you don’t have an English accredited certificate


Year 1
  • Architecture, Design Investigation 1 (Core)
  • Architecture, Design Resolution 1 (Core)
  • Computing and Representation 1 (Core)
  • History and Theory 1 Technical Studies
Year 2
  • Architecture Design Resolution 3 (Core)
  • Architecture, Design Investigation 3 (Core)
  • History and Theory 3 (Core)
  • Technical Studies and Professional Studies 3 (Core)
Year 3
  • Architecture Design Investigation 2 (Core)
  • Architecture, Design Resolution 2 (Core)
  • History and Theory 2 (Core)
  • Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 2 (Core)

Your career

By completing the course, you successfully pass the first Part of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) examination. Exemption from all the three parts gives you the chance to register as an architect with the ARB. If you continue your study at our University you become a fully qualified architect. However, the skills that you get from the course such as creative thinking, critical judgement and getting your message across through drawing and words, will definitely help you in other fields. With the portfolio that you will put together to showcase your work as part of the course, you are more likely to get a career in architecture. A few examples of the creative industries where you could work are: animation, graphic design, computer game design, film, fashion and interior design.

Interior and spatial designer

Interior and spatial designers are involved in the design or renovation of internal spaces, including structural alterations, furnishings, fixtures and fittings, lighting and colour schemes

Architectural technologist

As a chartered architectural technologist (MCIAT) you’re qualified to lead a project from inception to completion. You’ll specialise in the technology of architecture, focusing on the design of buildings for use and performance


As an architect you’ll design new buildings or extensions or alterations to existing structures, and advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties

Urban designer

As an urban designer, you’ll create practical and visually pleasing places, including buildings, open spaces and landscapes

CAD technician

A CAD technician, also known as a draughts-person, uses CAD software to create technical drawings and plans – also known as draughting – for products and parts used in the engineering, construction and manufacturing industries.

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