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BSc Architectural Studies

BSc Architectural Studies
BSc Architectural Studies addresses the full range of skills required to be an architect.

The programme has an emphasis on architectural design and the majority of the students’ time is based on project work in the studio.

The programme satisfies Part 1 of the UK professional qualification for architects. It is approved by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).


Lecture-based modules address:

  • architectural history and theory
  • architectural technology
  • issues of professional practice and specific issues of digital design.

Tuition fees

Your tuition fees cover all essential costs for studying this course. In practice, this means that we will provide you with a pack of technical drawing materials, including an A1 drawing board, cutting board, mechanical pencils, craft knife and other kit to get you started when you first join the course.

Field trips

Field trips, both in the UK and to European cities, regularly take place for years 1 and 2 of the course, with unit-based field trips taking place in year 3. We will cover all travel and accommodation costs on field trips you undertake as part of the course.

How to apply

Visit our course page for full programme details.


If you do not have a background in an art and design subject, we may ask you to submit a portfolio alongside your application. The portfolio should contain work that demonstrates your creative capacity; this could be showcasing your skills in drawing, photography, pottery, a spatial practice through dance, choreography or filmmaking or anything that captures your individuality.


Our course is accredited by:

Course Director

Dr Steve Coombs

Dr Steve Coombs

Director of Undergraduate Teaching | Year 5 chair

+44 (0)29 2087 5972

Admissions support

Architecture Admissions