Architecture (Foundation Entry)

University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Part art, part science - and completely fulfilling. Our cutting edge degree course in Architecture provides you with a comprehensive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, whilst embracing conservation, sustainability and environmental issues. You’ll get the opportunity to compare and contrast Lancastrian architecture and urban form with national and international examples on our overseas visits. This course was recently validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA); we were particularly commended for our enviable facilities, as well as our focus on student experience, studio culture, support and employability. The Architecture degree at UCLan is expected to lead to Part I recognition by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), allowing you to proceed on a path to become registered architects and ARB members. Following successful progression from the course and a year’s experience in architectural practice or related field of work, you are able to enter the MArch Architecture Part II at UCLan. The MArch Architecture Part II is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal institute of Architects (RIBA) leading to Part 2 recognition, which allows you to proceed on a path to become a registered architect and ARB member.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: Diagnostic Skills, Design History in Architecture, Final Major Project (FMP), Portfolio and Exhibition Year 2: Compulsory Modules; Architectural Design 1a, Architectural Design 1b, History & Theory of Architecture 1, Building Technology 1. Theme - Small Scale Building Year 3: Compulsory Modules; Architectural Design 2a, Architectural Design 2b, History & Theory of Architecture 2, Building Technology 2. Theme - Neighbourhood/Town edges Year 4: Compulsory Modules; Architectural Design 3a, Architectural Design 3b, History & Theory of Architecture 3, Professional Studies 3. Theme - Regional/International


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 codeT486
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level 72 UCAS points at A2
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma 72 UCAS points
Scottish Higher 72 UCAS points
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM
Scottish Advanced Higher 72 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 72 UCAS points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMP
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DM

Additional entry requirements

Portfolio

Applicants will be asked to provide an Electronic portfolio


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Architecture (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS