Study in state-of-the-art studios, learn from experienced, research-active experts and make connections with over 100 industry partners with our BA (Hons) Architecture course. Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by Architects Registration Board (ARB) to give full exemption from the ARB / RIBA Part 1 examination, you will be based at our innovative Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. With the diverse architecture of Birmingham as your initial inspiration, you'll focus on urban environment and look at neighbourhoods, cities, and regional and global networks. Industry connections in your second and third years help you foster direct links and contacts within practice, helping you to find work experience. We also work closely with RIBA West Midlands, the Midlands Architecture Centre (MADE), and Birmingham City Council. From the first year onwards, you will begin to construct your own online webpage of work and projects, which can then be transformed into an online portfolio and/or CV. Our recent RIBA Validation Board visit commended our links with professional practice and the supportive learning community we offer. We were also commended for our flexible approach to learning, with strong support for part-time students. Furthermore, 90% of students are satisfied with the teaching on this course (National Student Survey 2022). We're a boutique school, accepting only 65 students each year, creating an intimate learning environment and meaning you’ll get fantastic individual support.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architects Royal Institute of British
- Architects Registration Board
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Parkside Building Campus
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Applicants doing Media subjects will be considered on an individual basis by Admissions Tutor.
Additional entry requirements
"If you are a full-time or part-time UK/EU student and meet the required UCAS points, or are predicted to meet them, you will not be required to submit a portfolio as part of your application. However, you are welcome to bring one to an Applicant Visit Day if you would like feedback on your work for your own personal development. This will not affect your application. If you are an international student you will be required to submit a digital portfolio at the point of application. This can be submitted via our online portal. If you are a mature student or have taken a non-traditional academic route you will be required to submit a digital portfolio at the point of application. If it is shortlisted you will be invited to an interview. This will give us both the opportunity to ensure a good fit between you and the course in terms of your interests and aspirations."
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in the remaining three skills.|
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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