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Architecture (with placement year)

Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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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 – art, history, physics, engineering and more. Our BArch (Hons) Architecture degree is an innovative architecture 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. This is done to nurture strong design leaders who flourish in architectural practice, with first-rate communication and management skills, as well as substantial multi-disciplinary knowledge and abilities. More specifically the Architecture degree exploits our internationally-renowned expertise across the built environment disciplines - including construction engineering and building energy. The course will provide the knowledge and skills for graduates to be exempt from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I exam. An extended (Masters) version of the course is also being developed and transfer onto this may be possible upon completion of the BArch degree (RIBA Part II). A significant part of the Architecture degree is studio-based, supported by a dedicated team of architectural practitioners.

Course details

Modules

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 e.g. 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

Unistats information

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95%
Student satisfaction
90%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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How to apply

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 codeK101
Institution code L79
Campus nameMain Site
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 AAB AAB (No specific subject requirements but a mix of Science, Art and Humanities subjects is preferred)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in a relevant subject: DDD
Access to HE Diploma Considered on a case by case basis. Please contact Loughborough University directly.
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB, plus Highers BBB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points 35 (6,6,5 HL) with 4 at SL Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths Grade C/4.

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

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £22350 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Architecture (with placement year) at Loughborough University - UCAS