Architecture with Year Zero at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS

Course summary

On this architecture degree course, you will take inspiration from art, design and technology to explore the spaces and places we inhabit. It will encourage the development of an understanding of the interactions between people, activities and places, and the way the environment can influence mood and behaviour. It will offer the opportunity to investigate the functional, expressive and social impact of new construction technology. You will build multidisciplinary skills in the likes of urban design, housing and office design, planning, building conservation, architectural heritage and community development. With access to gold-standard facilities and the highest-calibre teaching, through project work, learning from experienced academic staff, practising designers and researchers, you will develop practical design knowledge and your creative vision by exploring the role architecture plays in shaping our society. Studio projects are supported by lectures and seminars to develop knowledge of history and contemporary practice and by technical input to develop practical skills. Why study this course?

  • ARB Part 1 prescribed, allowing you to pursue the journey to becoming a fully qualified architect
  • Develop your own creative vision and refine your design skills
  • Build a sophisticated, industry-quality portfolio
  • Contemporary, challenging and future-facing projects
  • Develop a broad understanding of practical and theoretical themes.
Career pathways Careers in architecture include, but are not limited to: urban design, housing and office design, planning, building conservation, architectural heritage and community development. For more information, please visit our website.


You'll explore architectural form-making, sustainability principles in the built environment, parametric and computer generated design, techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping, architectural history, theory and context, business enterprise for design and regulatory frameworks, new developments in urban design and new developments in architecture/design projects around the world. For more information, please visit the course page on our website.

Assessment method

You will be continually assessed on your values and attitudes, cognitive, intellectual, practical, and professional skills. Knowledge and understanding are evaluated through individual and group presentations, written and reflective work, and design projects in a manner appropriate for each unit. Visit our website for additional details.

Professional bodies

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

  • Architects Registration Board

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

At Ravensbourne we take a transparent approach to admissions, as we want you to know exactly what you need to achieve in your exams to guarantee a place on the course. This doesn't mean our standards are lower, in fact the average UCAS tariff of our students is higher than some other universities in London, so you'll be joining a diverse community of creatives. We still think exams are important and look forward to hearing about your successes in the summer, but we place more importance on the work you will share with us as part of our interview and/or portfolio process.

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Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : -


You will be invited to a friendly online interview which you must pass in order to successfully gain entry to this programme.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5IELTS 5.5 overall with 5.5 in each subtest.
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL IBT with 72 points overall including minimum Reading 18, Listening 17, Speaking 20, Writing 17
PTE Academic42PTE Academic or SELT: 42 overall with minimum 42 in each subtest.
Trinity ISEPassTrinity College London - B2 SELT ISE II. Pass Overall with Pass in each component.

Please view our website for full English Language requirements and options. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £17000 Year 1
International £17000 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.

Provider information

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Our COVID-19 information

Ravensbourne University London
Greenwich Peninsula
6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW

Clearing contact details

Ravensbourne Clearing Contacts

020 3040 3991

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Clearing places are still available and it's really easy to apply. To apply, please call our clearing hotline on 020 3040 3991, or complete our online application form.

Course contact details

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+ 44 (0) 20 3040 3998

International Admissions

+44 (0) 20 3040 3667

Architecture with Year Zero at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS