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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.

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A leading school of architecture

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

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Design-led

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

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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

Courses

Entry year

Architecture (BSc/MArch)

Full time with Work-based Learning, 5 years

The BSc/MArch is a unique degree scheme, as once you finish your last year studying the BSc degree, you spend the first year of your MArch degree following architectural practice.

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.

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.

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

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.

WSA: On Display

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.

Our facilities

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

Explore Cardiff University

Your campus experience for 2021/22

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we've worked hard to ensure students have a safe and enjoyable time with us. Find out what we've been doing and what you might expect when you join us.

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

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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.

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How to apply

Everything you need to know about our application process.