Architecture (Foundation Year) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Course Overview Our cutting-edge Architecture Foundation Year degree teaches you all the architectural theory you’ll need, paired with conservation, sustainability and environmental issues. Why study with us

  • You’ll enjoy a ‘boutique’ educational experience – you will have your own desk, drawing board and storage within expansive studios.
  • Our programme is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
  • You'll benefit from our established links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices.
What you’ll do
  • Studio design modules take place two days per week and workshops are delivered by award-winning architectural practitioners and academics.
  • You’ll play an active part in live projects and builds within the Institute of Architecture.
  • We’ve strong links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices.
  • This course is validated by the RIBA, a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. This validation recognises our outstanding facilities, focus on the student experience and commitment to employability.
  • This course is expected to lead to Part I recognition by the ARB, the statutory body for the registration of architects in the UK. It enables you to progress becoming a chartered architect and ARB member.
Future careers
  • Architecture Foundation Year can lead to a career in an architectural practice with a professional accreditation, or into a related field.
  • Successful completion of the foundation year leads to progression onto Year 1 of the BSc (Hons) Architecture. Following 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.
  • Postgraduate level programmes exist in architectural conservation, construction law, urban regeneration and construction management.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

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Applicants will be asked to provide an Electronic portfolio

English language requirements

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

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £9,250, 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 Year) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS