Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Silver

Oxford Brookes University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This course gives you the opportunity to learn about the architectural design process and develop your professional skills. You will investigate: • the representation of ideas • the relationship between people and the spaces they inhabit • the impact of landscape and city scape on the design of buildings • integration of design concepts with material form and structure • contemporary and future architectural practice. All of these can be found in Oxford, a city full of world-renowned architecture, both historic and contemporary.

Course details


In Year 1 you work on design projects and learn the fundamentals of architectural design, including designing in three dimensions, in context, to scale and developing an architectural brief. Parallel teaching includes representational techniques, such as architectural drawing and model-making. You will also be introduced to architectural history and theory, the principles of technology and the architect’s role in society. In Years 2 and 3 more complex projects are undertaken in individual design units. Modules in key subjects such as the history and theory of architecture and building technology provide a wider understanding and inform your project work.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5. If you accept a Conditional offer to this course as your Firm choice through UCAS, and the offer does not include a requirement to pass an English language test or improve your English language, we may be able to make the offer Unconditional. Please check your offer carefully where this will be confirmed for each applicant.

Additional entry requirements


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home and EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
Architecture at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS