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Why study with us

The Welsh School of Architecture is one of the top schools of architecture in the UK and is committed to equipping students with the skills needed to create sustainable architecture and cities that enhance people’s lives without destroying the planet. With a focus on making and harnessing creativity, we encourage students to challenge their boundaries and move forward with their ideas.


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.


Accredited course

RIBA and ARB accredited course in architecture.

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


Entry year

Architectural Studies (BSc)

Full time, 3 years

With our commitment to design innovation, inclusion, wellbeing and sustainability, our graduates lead the way in creating effective people focused spaces.

Our talks

BSc Architectural Studies

Dr Sam Clark, Director 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.

Our school and students

Explore our facilities and watch our student videos to learn more about what it is like to be part of a vibrant, collaborative school of architecture with a strong studio culture.

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.

A journey through the Welsh School of Architecture

The Welsh School of Architecture’s iconic Grade II listed Bute building has undergone an extensive renovation to incorporate new bespoke facilities including larger studio spaces, a Hybrid Studio, a Living lab and an Exhibition Hall. This new film showcases the building’s new look, taking viewers on a journey guided by current students and their experiences of studying in the 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

Welsh School of Architecture virtual tour

View our new photographic tour of the spaces and equipment available to you at the Welsh School of Architecture.

Buildings and locations

I truly loved my time at the Welsh School of Architecture, it was seven years of hard work and full of challenge but an incredibly immersive and rewarding journey that has offered me so much. I was fully immersed in all that the school had to offer, I loved that there was so much to learn and the diversity of knowledge gave me confidence when moving into practice
Ross Hartland, (BSc, MArch, PgDip)

Student Association

Student Association

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

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Our facilities

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

WSA engagement

Student engagement

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

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Student support

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Guaranteed accommodation

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

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Student life

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

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Living costs

See how far your money goes by using our living costs calculator.

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.