Ravensbourne University London

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Ravensbourne


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Course summary

Whether students are aspiring architects or building conservationists, the BA (Hons) Architecture degree course will give a strong understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture. It combines the likes of art, philosophy and technology to bring an experimental approach to solving problems. Students will study the design of buildings and the technical aspects of construction, as well as how architecture relates to all aspects of our lives. Over the three-year course, you will learn through a mix of problem-based outcomes, design studio tutoring, workshops and traditional lecture. Delivered by people who have worked at the cutting-edge of contemporary architecture, you will develop a broad understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture. Key study topics include:

  • Experiment and explore architectural form-making
  • 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
  • New developments in architecture/design projects around the world
The course will provide you with multi-disciplinary knowledge and vital transferable skills. It will prepare you for a career within the many aspects of architecture such as: urban design, housing and office design, planning, building conservation, architectural heritage, community development.

Course details


Year 1 Students will build skills in architectural computer graphics, basic principles of structure and design and basic research skills. They will begin to think about professional enterprise and angles on problems of the built environment. We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research. Year 2 Students will gain greater understanding of urban design, branded environments, rehabilitation projects, and the history of the city. This will allow them to enhance their practice and develop their approach to design work. We set briefs that encourage students to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a design team. Year 3 Students will bring their learning together in a final negotiated major project, where you will investigate and make architectural design decisions. They will carry out a negotiated project which takes the form of a live brief. We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. Students will leave with a portfolio that shows their skills in areas in entry-level architecture.

Assessment method

Knowledge and understanding is assessed through texts, reports, individual and group presentations and through its application in design projects in a manner appropriate to each unit. Some units additionally require the submission of rationales, background research, development materials and evidence of reflection on process.

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Students will also be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/4 or above) or equivalent (including English) .

Additional entry requirements


Please see our website for advice on how to prepare your portfolio and sketchbook or showreel : - https://www.ravensbourne.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/your-interview-and-portfolio/


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]

Ravensbourne English Language Requirements


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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
EU £16500 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

*All fees shown are correct for 2021/22 academic year and are subject to change.

Provider information

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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. Follow these 4 simple steps to apply in clearing: 1) Call our clearing hotline 020 3040 3991 2) Email your portfolio or showreel to [email protected] 3) Have a telephone interview 4) Accept your offer (if successful) via UCAS Track Clearing Hotline open 8am-8pm 15th and 16th August

Course contact details

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+ 44 (0) 20 3040 3998

International Admissions

+44 (0) 20 3040 3667

Architecture at Ravensbourne University London - UCAS