Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture (with placement year)

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Course summary

Our innovative Architecture course aims to nurture creative design leaders who flourish in architectural practice, with first-rate communication and management skills, as well as multidisciplinary knowledge and abilities. It aims to produce exceptional architects through an education that is immersed in hands-on experiences. Architects are involved in the planning and design of the buildings and spaces we inhabit. Architecture is everywhere and brings together many fields of human endeavour, including art, history, physics, engineering, and more. Our Architecture undergraduate degree is an innovative course founded on Loughborough's 100 years of 'theory and practice' culture to foster learning in both the University and the workplace. The Architecture degree will allow you to study with allied courses in the School and wider University to mimic real-life work scenarios. More specifically, the Architecture degree exploits our internationally-renowned expertise across the built environment disciplines, including construction, engineering, and building energy. A significant part of the Architecture degree is studio-based, supported by a dedicated team of architectural practitioners. Every year, we hold an End of Year Show to celebrate the year’s achievements and showcase student work to practitioners interested in hiring our students and graduates. The course will exempt you from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I exam. Transfer onto our extended MArch programme may be possible upon completion of this degree to take a step towards becoming a Chartered Architect.

Course details


For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Lecture-based modules are assessed by a variety of coursework, such as sketchbooks, illustrated essays, precedent studies, physical and digital models, technical reports, and presentations. Some first year modules include a written exam. Studio work is primarily assessed through portfolio submission. In addition, regular and student-focused feedback is provided through pin-ups, design critics, and tutorials.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • 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.






Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/ This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

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


Additional entry requirements


An interview gives applicants the opportunity to visit the School, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application, and also a portfolio submission and interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £25700 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Architecture (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS