University of Huddersfield has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Experiencing buildings rather than just looking at photographs in a lecture theatre gives you a better understanding of how space is used. So if you choose the international strand of this course, you’ll have the opportunity to go on an extended field study visit to a non-European location. We want to give you the skills to progress to the next stage of your architectural career. There are so many inspiring buildings and environments – not just in Europe, but across the world. This course takes a unique approach to architecture by enabling you to look at places and cultures on an international scale. On this course you can -
- Look at different regions and the cultural context behind their architecture, and create your own designs in response.
- Focus on helping you create designs that are sustainable, inspiring and humane. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills through the latest digital and computer aided technologies, such as 3D printing and Building Information Modelling (BIM).
- Choose one of two strands - ‘Architecture’ explores the complex regional, cultural, ethical and environmental issues that underlie the built environment. And ‘Architecture (International)’ gives you a chance to put into practice what you’ve learned through an extended field trip to a location beyond Europe. Recent graduates have visited Vietnam, Malaysia, India and China. If you do choose to take the international option in your final year, the extended field trip is compulsory and you’ll have to fund your own place. Just to give you an idea, the average cost of the trip in the past few years has been around £1,400 per student.
- Study on a course that is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the body that regulates the architects’ profession in the UK. That’s good news if you’re hoping to continue on to be an architect, as you have to register with the ARB to be able to practise using the title ‘architect’ in the UK.
- See 'Additional Costs' under 'Fees and Finance' section
Year 1 Core modules: Technology 1: An Introduction to Architectural Technology History and Theory 1: Spatial and Visual Culture Personal Development 1: An Introduction to Communication Skills Design Studio 1: Basic Principles of Design Design Studio 2: Theory and Form Year 2 Core modules: Technology 2: Integrated Technology History and Theory 2 : Place and Precedent Personal Development 2: Techniques of Representation Design Studio 3: Place and Architecture Design Studio 4: Integrated Design Final Year Core modules: Technology 3: Materials and Tectonics History and Theory 3: Architectural Dissertation Personal Development 3: Professional Studies Design Studio 5: Event Space Form Option modules: Choose either- Design Studio 6: Culture Context Place or Design Studio 6: Culture Context Place (International)
You'll be assessed on a combination of your portfolios of design work, written assignments, seminar presentations and classroom tests, individually and in groups. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architects Registration Board
- Architects Royal Institute of British
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC National qualifications, to total an equivalent of 136 UCAS tariff points. As a centre of creative excellence, we look forward to hearing about your own creative experiments and ambitions through a discussion of your portfolio at interview. Your portfolio should contain 10 to 15 pieces of your work which demonstrate a range of creative skills, including 2D and 3D drawing and model making/sculpture. We like to see developmental and sketched material as well as final pieces. Read our guidance on developing your portfolio and what to expect from your interview - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/interviews/ Applicants to Architecture courses can come from a very broad range of backgrounds, so other experiences or qualifications will be considered and are encouraged. If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages - https://www.hud.ac.uk/international/where-are-you-from/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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