Architecture at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Course Overview Our cutting-edge RIBA-accredited BSc (Hons) Architecture course provides you with a comprehensive grounding in design and building technology. Why study with us

  • You’ll explore and contrast the North West’s architecture and urban form with national and international exemplars within your project briefs, lectures, regular field visits and our annual overseas expedition
  • This course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with notable commendations for our facilities, focus on student experience, studio culture, support and employability.
  • You'll benefit from our established links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices.
What you’ll do
  • You’ll get industry experience by working on live projects with local communities and professionals within Preston.
  • You will compare and contrast regional architecture and urban form with national and international exemplars within your project briefs, lectures and on our annual overseas field trip.
  • Access computer labs equipped with the very latest design software, as well as our dedicated architecture workshop. We’ll provide you with your own desk, drawing board and storage space within our studios.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Future careers
  • This course equips you with the skills you need to progress to architectural practice.
  • After a year’s experience in the industry you have the option to return to the University to complete our postgraduate MArch Architecture (Part II) course.
  • March (Part II) is prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) leading to Part II recognition, so that you can become a registered architect and ARB member.


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Professional bodies

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

  • Architects Royal Institute of British
  • Architects Registration Board

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Portfolio interview


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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

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Architecture at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS