Architecture (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Imagination, investigation and innovation are the driving forces behind this course. Join us to explore a wide variety of approaches and discover areas that interest you. This is one of our flagship degrees and is recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects and Architects Registration Board. You'll achieve the first qualification you need on your journey to becoming an architect. We take a hands-on approach, so you can expect us to push your creativity. Throughout the course, you'll focus on the process of making, and then reflect on what you've designed to boost your technical knowledge. You'll develop the skills all architects need, including drawing, model making and using computer-aided design. In the lecture theatre, you'll cover history, theory, technology and computing. To give you the support you need, our experienced tutors will run sessions with you individually or in a small group. Throughout the course, you'll develop your own creative style, and put together your own portfolio to showcase your talents to potential employers after you graduate. The core of architecture is the design studio, and the main emphasis of our course is developing your design ability. Since our key aim is to push your creativity and judgment to the maximum, you can expect the course to be highly demanding. The four-year course is perfect if you want a degree in architecture, but don't have the standard qualifications. We prepare you for your degree during your Foundation year, bringing you up to speed with academic skills and a firm grounding in advertising. Then you can go on to do the full undergraduate degree.


Foundation Year : Techniques for Design (Core) Design Project (Core) A&D Design Workshop (Core) Design Media (Core), History and Theory (Core), Mental Wealth Professional Life (Core) Year 1: Design Investigation 1 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 1 (Core), History and Theory 1 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 1 (Core), Design Resolution 1 (Core), Design Integration 1 (Core) Year 2: Design Investigation 2 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 2 (Core), History and Theory 2 (Core), Technical Studies and Representation 2 (Core), Design Resolution 2 (Core), Design Integration 2 (Core) Year 3: Design Investigation 3 (Core), Mental Wealth: Professional Life 3 (Core), History and Theory 3 (Core), Integrated Technology (Core), Design Resolution 3 (Core), Design Integration 3 (Core) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

Studio work is assessed within a design portfolio and supporting studies in the form of a bound report. We provide students with feedback on their progress throughout the year during tutorials. Final assessment takes place at the end of each academic year. There are no closed book examinations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Royal Institute of British

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

Additional entry requirements


Applicants are required to attend an interview for discussion of their portfolio of work.


The portfolio is a very important part of the application process. It should reflect broad examples of your work. This will be used as evidence of your creative ability and potential. Your portfolio may include paintings, drawings, sketches, a personal sketchbook, design and photographic work, 3D-modelling, work in progress, etc. It should exhibit an understanding of spatial awareness. We like to see the creative and planning processes that have contributed to your work, not just the final pieces. We also like to see some work that reflects your own personal interests, i.e. work that you might have undertaken in your own time. We want to see your passion for your work and you’re expected to present the portfolio in a positive and interesting manner. You will be expected to display care and thought in the way that your portfolio is presented; the organisation is no less important than the content.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14580 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 £14580 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Architecture (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS