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Course summary

Providing the first step to becoming a fully qualified architect, our Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons) degree runs alongside our suite of built environment courses and can help prepare you for a great career. There’s never been a more interesting or important time to become an architect. Architects design forward thinking, efficient and sustainable buildings for individuals, businesses and communities around the world. Architecture plays a leading role in improving quality of life and supporting sustainability, responding to the demands and challenges of the future. There are two strands to this course: Architecture, and Architecture International. In the final year, you can opt for a Home or International Design Studio. The environmental and social nature of the course means that you’ll experience ideas and influences that are as diverse as they are creative. Why Study Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? An impressive 90% of graduates from this course are in work and/or further study 15 months after graduating (Unistats 20/21 data, UK domiciled graduates. Upon successful graduation, you could be in demand for your practical ability and creative flair. This architecture degree could see you attend an extensive field trip overseas (this is compulsory for the international route†); you may visit such countries as Vietnam, Malaysia, or China. If you’re passionate about architectural design, technology, construction, spatial design and computer aided design, this course is for you. †See the additional costs under ‘Fees and Finance’ section on the course description on our website. Professional Bodies Providing the first step to becoming a fully qualified architect, our Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons) degree course is validated by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In fact, if you graduate, you’ll then gain exemption from RIBA’s Part 1 Professional Examinations. RIBA Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications are also offered here at Huddersfield. 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). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area.


Year 1 modules include: • 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. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.

Assessment method

The course is delivered via lectures, seminars, workshops, and a series of design studio projects. Studio-based design is central to this course, for which you'll have access to high quality resources in computing and modelling, professional support, and tuition. You'll learn through design projects and assignments. 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 provides full assessment criteria details.

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

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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 136-120 UCAS tariff points. Applicants will be invited to attend an Applicant Visit Day, at which you will have the opportunity to present and be given feedback on your portfolio. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

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.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision and examinations. For more information about funding, fees and finance for UK students, including what your tuition fee covers, please see Fees and finance - 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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