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Course summary

Take the first step towards becoming a fully qualified architect. This accredited course fuses practical and technical skills with imagination to encourage your creativity. Studio time is central to this course. You’ll develop your skills in our extensive studio facilities, which include workshop and computer-modelling software. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study a wide range of topics – from studio design and model-making, to art, history and culture
  • Use industry-standard tools to design and build your projects
  • Learn technical skills in workshops alongside students from our BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design and BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture & Design courses
Student work You can see examples of work from previous students by visiting the Leeds School of Arts festival site. ACCREDITATION This course is accredited by Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Find out more Industry events and guest lectures You’ll have access to external events throughout the course including lectures and workshops. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site. Professional body exemptions This qualification provides exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination. Professional experience and development The Leeds School of Architecture offers a Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service for graduates with BA (Hons) Architecture, Master of Architecture (MArch) or similar degree. The PEDR is an electronic record of your professional experience, development and competency in the practice of architecture. A PEDR will offer support on the pathway to registration or licensure, primarily with the ARB. For more information, please visit our PEDR page. Becoming an architect To become a fully qualified architect takes seven years. We offer the professional body recognition that will enable you to progress on to further study in this field. You’ll need to complete a MArch (Master of Architecture) giving exemption from Part II of the RIBA Examination in Architecture. You’ll then complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice, giving exemption from Part III. Why study Architecture at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 91% of students were positive about the teaching on BA (Hons) Architecture*
  • Take the first step towards becoming an architect; this course provides exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination
  • Industry experienced academics with extensive networks will give you exposure to practitioners, leading consultants, and other experts
  • Optional Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service
  • Access to the Project Office, our own in-house RIBA chartered architectural practice
  • We have links throughout the region, nationally and internationally with architectural practice
*National Student Survey 2023


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • AC1.1 Architectural Context
  • AC1.2 Architectural Context
  • AT1.1 Architectural Technology
  • AT1.2 Architectural Technology
  • AD1.1 Architectural Design
  • AD1.2 Architectural Design
  • DC1 Design Communication
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • AC2.1 Architectural Context
  • AC2.2 Architectural Context
  • AT2.1 Architectural Technology
  • AT2.2 Architectural Technology
  • AD2.1 Architectural Design
  • AD2.2 Architectural Design
  • DC2 Design Communication
  • PS1 Professional Studies
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • AC3 Architectural Context
  • AT3.1 Architectural Technology
  • AT3.2 Architectural Technology
  • PS2 Professional Studies
  • AD3.1 Architectural Design
- AD3.2 Architectural Design

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


We conduct interviews as part of the admissions process and suitable applicants will be invited to an interview - interview dates will be published in due course. Invitations are sent via UCAS and you should check your UCAS Hub account for further interview details. At interview you are assessed on your portfolio (artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments), general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Architecture.


All suitable candidates will be required to submit a portfolio, this should include artwork or photographs of artwork together with written assignments, general knowledge and your enthusiasm for Architecture. Further guidance will be provided to applicants when they are asked to submit a portfolio.

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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

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