Lancaster University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture

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Course summary

Lancaster University is ranked as one of the top universities in the UK. Building on our institutional reputation for excellence, the new BA (Hons) Architecture programme aims to be one of the UK’s leading destinations for aspiring architects. Our course has a strong ethos that is based around environment and sustainability, and you will find that our strong values and ethics underpin all our teaching. The degree is made up of a series of modules, which will cover:

  • Advanced digital design skills
  • Advanced building design
  • Building materials, sustainability and site context
  • Professional practice and employability
When you start your degree we'll assume no prior knowledge of Architecture, but that you do share our enthusiasm and passion for the subject. Alongside lectures, small group seminars and practical workshops you will have one-to-one tutorials and plenty of opportunity for hands-on work in the studio. You’ll get to know others on the course through project work and group work. Our teaching staff are architecture professionals, and much of the course work will be in the form of portfolios. You'll be joining our new School of Architecture where we are exploring the future of architectural practice through experimentation and research into issues of global importance. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that will enable you to be agile and ethical in your practice, and ready to meet the challenges posed by contemporary global problems such as climate emergency, work force automation, data security and the ageing population. Our design studios and immediate surrounding environment provide space to reflect, debate and create. Lancaster’s green campus features woodland and ponds, and is situated close to the Lake District World Heritage Site. It is a perfect location from which to investigate the global climate emergency, and to test alternate means of working and living using the sustainable and lean construction methods and materials. We also take inspiration from our unique geographic position on the edge of the industrial north of England yet surrounded by a wealth of natural beauty. We are ideally positioned to use resources on campus such as the Ruskin Library, the Lancaster Environmental Centre, and the new Lancaster Health Innovation campus, and we are excited about the second Eden Project which is under development in nearby Morecambe. We run regular events featuring talks and discussion with leading experts on the theme of Technology, Environment and Architecture (TEA talks!). As well as an individual working space in our studios, you'll use our workshops which provide facilities for model-making at various scales, encompassing hand tools and digital fabrication equipment including 3D printers and laser cutters. Digital facilities will include laser scanning, visualisation equipment and large-scale printing, as well as access to the full Adobe Creative Suite and other specialist software.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K100
Institution code:
L14
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants may be invited for an interview before being made an offer and will be asked to bring a portfolio of their work to the interview. There is information about the portfolio on the course overview page. Alternative arrangements will be made for applicants who cannot attend an interview


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2023/24 entry fees have not yet been set. As a guide, please see our fees for 2022/23 at https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses
Architecture at Lancaster University - UCAS