University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture / Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1)

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Course summary

There are two strands to the course; Architecture and Architecture (International). Both have a highly distinctive approach to the subject, allowing you to explore different cultural regions and design your own innovative, beautiful, humane and sustainable architecture in response. The social nature of the course means that you’ll experience ideas and influences that are as diverse as they are creative. Why study Architecture?

  • Both strands will give you an opportunity to explore the complex regional, cultural, ethical and environmental issues that’ll underpin your development as an architect. The International strand provides the option to do this through an extended field study to a non-European location.
  • Upon graduating you'd be able to work in a wide range of architectural practices and could be sought after for your practical ability and creative flair. You’ll be well prepared to work in a professional environment and ready to progress to the next stage of your architectural career.
  • The course is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the body that regulates the architects’ profession in the UK. 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.
Our course is also validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In fact, if you graduate, you’ll then gain exemption from RIBA’s Part 1 Professional Examinations. We offer RIBA Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications here at Huddersfield. If you 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. Recent visits have included Vietnam, Malaysia, India and China. Additional Costs: Field Trips: Inspirational field trips to destinations of educational and cultural significance are a component of the course and will be funded by the University. If you opt for the optional European module in second year, the field trip to a European location will not be covered by the University and will be covered by the student. We estimate this to be in the region of £300/£350. For the international route of the course in the final year, an extended overseas field study trip is a compulsory component of the BA(Hons) Architecture (International) degree programme. This cost will be covered by the student and not covered by the University. Previous destinations and costs in recent years include: Vietnam, 25 days, approx. £1,396 China, 21 days, approx. £1,451 per student Materials: You will need to supply your own materials during the course. These include sketchbooks, drawing equipment, materials for producing models and printing. The approximate cost of these items in recent years has been £500 in year one, £375 in year two and £575 in the final year. These costs may vary based on the materials you choose and the approximate costs are given as a guide only. Professional links and accreditation: This course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) (, which regulates the architects’ profession in the UK and ensures the course meets the required standards of the profession. This was approved in September 2016 and will be reviewed in September 2020. And is also validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) ( to provide exemption from the Part 1 examinations. This was approved in September 2016 and will be reviewed in September 2021. Qualification as an architect requires a further two years' study after the BA(Hons) degree (RIBA Part 1), plus periods in practice, leading to a Master of Architecture/Architecture (International) and Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (RIBA Parts 2 and 3).

Course details


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)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed on a combination of your portfolios of design work, written assignments, seminar presentations and classroom tests, individually and in groups.

Professional bodies

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 course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC National qualifications, to total an equivalent of 136-128 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 - Applicants to Architecture courses can come from a very broad range of backgrounds, so other experiences or qualifications will be considered and are encouraged. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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English language requirements

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.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2021/22. Please note that your tuition fees for subsequent years may rise in line with inflation (RPI-X). This webpage will be updated with 2022/23 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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