Newcastle University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture and Urban Planning

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Course summary

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This degree offers a lively and thought-provoking introduction to important ideas about architecture and cities. We place particular emphasis on the idea of ‘alternative practice’; a radical approach that aims to encourage people to actively participate in the design of their environment. We use practical case studies, historical examples, theoretical ideas and a live community project to support your understanding of how architecture and cities can be developed.

Course details


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2020.

If you already have a 2020 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeK190
Institution code N21
Campus nameMain Site (Newcastle)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Art/Design subject preferred but not essential
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits P: 0 credits GCSE Maths grade B or 6 or Pass in Level 2 Maths required.
Scottish Higher AABBB Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Scottish Advanced Higher ABB Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Three subjects at Grade 5 or above at Higher Level
Extended Project If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H2, H2, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M2, M2 From 3 Principal Subjects

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

A portfolio of work consisting of: 3 – 5 images of buildings or urban spaces which catch your interest. The images can be sketches, drawings or photographs. They can be of separate buildings/urban spaces, or you may choose to concentrate on one building or urban space. Please also include a short paragraph explaining your interest in the images chosen.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £19800 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/
Architecture and Urban Planning at Newcastle University - UCAS