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We are a leading school of architecture with a commitment to helping to create a built environment that enhances people’s lives, without destroying the planet for future generations.

Live sessions

Take part in our webinar or ask our staff and students questions in a live chat to find out what the Welsh School of Architecture has to offer.

Why study with us

What I love about the Welsh School of Architecture is how much it feels like a family. The most important lesson I've learnt was understanding how much our designs can have an impact on society. If I was to give any tips to new architecture students, it would be to enjoy your designs, don't be scared to try new things, be bold! After all, as a student you have the freedom to explore concepts and push your creativity. This is the time to experiment.
Dolunay Dogahan, BSc Architectural Studies

A leading school of architecture

Study in one of the top schools of architecture in the UK.



Our programme has a focus on making, with two thirds of our BSc currently based on project work in the studio.


Study trips

Benefit from School-funded study visits in the UK and overseas.

Our talks

BSc Architectural Studies

Dr Wassim Jabi, Head of Recruitment and Admissions, talks you through learning and teaching on the BSc programme at the Welsh School of Architecture and the opportunities the School can offer you.

Master of Architecture (MArch)

Caroline Almond, MArch 1 Year Chair, and Dr Mhairi McVicar, MArch 2 Year Chair, provide an overview of the Master of Architecture programme and what to expect from years four and five of your studies.

We are the Welsh School of Architecture

Find out about the Welsh School of Architecture, learn about our core values and see what it is like to be part of our School.

Studying at the Welsh School of Architecture

BSc Architectural Studies student Zizy talks about our School environment, student life, and tips for architecture course applicants

Take a studio tour

Explore one of our studios using a 360 tour.

Our facilities

Find out more about the bespoke student facilities at the Welsh School of Architecture.

Our courses

Find out more about the courses we offer at the Welsh School of Architecture

Vertical Studio

Vertical Studio is a collaborative project for students in BSc years one and two. Students choose from a variety of different units, many of which are run by architects, artists and other practitioners from outside of the university.

Vertical Studio gives our students the unique opportunity to explore, experiment and speculate on the nature and boundaries of the discipline of architecture and engage in activities that go beyond the core learning criteria of our BSc programme.

Vertical Studio was one of the reasons I chose Cardiff University. I was looking through the previous units offered and I felt like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity that I wouldn’t get if I wasn’t part of the university.
Angeline Yee, BSc Architectural Studies

Student Association

Become a member of the Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture (SAWSA) when you join the School.

Our students' work

Explore the work from our students across the different disciplines by visiting our virtual exhibition.

Student engagement

Find out more about our student engagement opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

Explore Cardiff University

A safe campus experience for 2020/21

We're putting protective measures in place to ensure your time with us is safe and enjoyable during these unprecedented times.

Guaranteed accommodation

If you arrive in September, you're guaranteed a single occupancy room, and you'll be allocated with other first-year students.

Student support

Get free, impartial and confidential advice on disability and dyslexia, money, careers, counselling and more.

Student life

Learn more about our sport and recreation, free language programmes, living costs, learning support and the Students' Union.

Next steps


View all Welsh School of Architecture courses

Explore our undergraduate courses for 2020 and 2021 entry.

Download our undergraduate brochure

Learn more about our courses, School and the wider University.


Contact us

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.