Architecture with a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS

Course summary

A foundation year is a great way to take your first step to becoming a qualified Architect, this programme will help you develop your design skills, technical capability, and portfolio in order to enrol on our Architecture BA and realise your ambition. Architects imagine new environments and think about how people want to live in the 21st century. They consider how those environments can be created to achieve a sustainable future. If you have vision, enjoy challenging yourself and are looking to kick-start your career, study architecture at Kent. Choose our RIBA and ARB-accredited course to explore the relationship between people and spaces on a degree that balances technical skills, design work and professional experience. It’s not just about creating beautiful buildings; you'll lead on projects, solve complex problems, and learn to communicate your ideas.


Foundation Year Compulsory modules include: Creative Exploration Developing Specialist Practice Consolidating Practice Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: Studio 1A: Form and Space Classroom 1A: Form and Construction (Antiquity) Studio 1B: Habitation Classroom 1B: Science and Beauty of Light Studio 1C: Sustainable Building Classroom 1C: Survey and Interpretation (The Middle Ages) Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Studio 2A: Landscapes Classroom 2A: Academic Studies 1 (Early Modern) Studio 2B: Communities (*Inter-progs Collab. 01) Classroom 2B: Climate and Sustainability Studio 2C: Adaptive Reuse Classroom 2C: Academic Studies 2 (Modernity) Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: Studio 3A: Urban Classroom 3A: Research (*Inter-progs Collab. 02) Studio 3B: Major Design Project 01 Classroom 3B: Professional Practice and Detailing 01 Studio 3C: Major Design Project 02 Classroom 3C: Professional Practice and Detailing 02

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £22700 Year 1
International £22700 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

Please see the programme page at for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
Architecture with a Foundation Year at University of Kent - UCAS