Falmouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture

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Course summary

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On this course, you’ll get hands on experience from the moment you arrive. You’ll work independently and in small project groups, with support from our expert team of qualified and practicing architects. You’ll learn the importance of place in architecture, and explore how it works in harmony with location. You’ll develop your own briefs and learn how to work to define your identity as an architect.

Course details

Modules

You’ll apply drawing, 2D and 3D CAD design, model-making, surveying and writing to architectural projects, as you develop critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. On top of sharing your ideas in active debates, you’ll learn collaborative and organisational skills with group design projects. And by speaking to relevant bodies, organisations, local people and proposed user groups, you’ll develop comprehensive and appropriate design outcomes. Year one You'll get to grips with the language of architecture as you apply practical and conceptual skills to develop user-centred design outcomes. You'll also look at community issues and explore the structure of how things are made. Modules Place - Issues of locality, materiality and identity People - User-centred design and introduction to core skills of drawing/model making Community - Issues of collective living and working Structure - Exploration of how ‘things' work and are made Year two You’ll develop your technical and conceptual skills as you take on larger-scale design projects. On top of considering the environmental issues in sustainable development, you’ll explore 'housing' in the broadest sense. We’ll also encourage you to take on Erasmus exchanges and placements. Modules Context - larger scale design projects Environment - issues of sustainable development Habitation - 'housing' in the broadest sense Practice Year three Your independent exploratory project will test your definition of what architecture is or can be - supported by a critical and theoretical view in your dissertation. You'll then complete the course with a comprehensive major project highlighting all your skills. Modules Independent Exploratory Project Dissertation Final Major Project The modules above are those being studied by our students, or proposed new ones. Programme structures and modules can change as part of our curriculum enhancement and review processes. If a certain module is important to you, please discuss it with the Course Leader.

Assessment method

Verbal and visual presentations to core teaching staff, visiting critics and your peers. Final-year projects and dissertation

Professional bodies

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

  • Architects Registration Board
  • Architects Royal Institute of British

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K100
Institution code:
F33
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

International applicants

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening. Through the award of international scholarships, we aim to support academic enrichment by encouraging diversity and excellence at Falmouth. For details of our international scholarships, and how to apply for them, please visit our website at www.falmouth.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you are able to demonstrate relevant, current, equivalent experience instead of formal qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please contact our Applicant Services team before applying, for advice regarding your individual experience and eligibility. If you are an International applicant and require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you must take an approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) to fulfil government visa requirements, or have a recognised language test approved and vouched for by the University. Our Applicant Services team can help you with any general questions you may have about study visas or suitable language tests. For more specific advice, we recommend you also consult UKCISA http://www.ukcisa.org.uk/.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall is required, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Trinity ISEA minimum of Trinity ISE II with Distinction in all four components is required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2A minimum on the Cambridge English scale of 169 is required
PTE Academic55A minimum score in the Pearson Academic Test of English of 55 overall is required, with a minimum of 51 in all four components.

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate English language skills that are sufficiently developed for successful completion of your studies. We accept a range of recognised English language qualifications that are equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic minimum score of 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening

English language support at Falmouth

https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/international/english-language-support


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* 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 £16000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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