London Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture

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Course summary

Why study this course? This undergraduate architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in architecture as you’ll complete the course with exemption from RIBA Part 1. Through our combination of practical design work, formal teaching and field work, you’ll gain the skills and experience necessary to continue on to complete your RIBA part 2 and 3. The Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) is very active in organising lectures, events and socials, and has a wide network of industry sponsors. To see what they're up to, follow MASS on Instagram and Twitter. More about this course This degree course offers a multifaceted design-based education that, on successful completion, provides exemption from RIBA 1 – the first stage of a professional qualification in architecture. Typically, graduates go on to RIBA Part 2 and 3 at London Metropolitan University. Our course is centred on three key themes: the idea and practice of making, an architect’s professional duty of care, and social and environmental responsibility. You'll take classes in our well-resourced design studios, where you’ll have the chance to work with high-end analogue and digital printing facilities. You’ll also get access to our textile, ceramic, furniture-making and photography workshops. We complement formal teaching and field work with practical design exploration. The staff is made up of renowned practitioners who bring a wealth of technical expertise to the table and who provide insight into industry best practices within a constantly evolving arena. With their combined knowledge of traditional and contemporary practices, and of basic principles and new innovations, they're well equipped to help you work towards your own developmental goals and to explore potential career paths. What our students say "We did real life projects, went to real places. We were fully immersed in what we were doing. I could call on my tutors whenever I needed their help or advice. I felt very supported. My staff comment on how knowledgeable and skilled I am because a lot of what I learned in architecture at London Met I still use today." Demi Owoseje, Architecure BA graduate "The architecture degree allowed me to present documents at a level that’s not usual in the corporate or tech world – there were definitely aspects that I took from architecture and the course and the lecturers that helped with the business.” Nathan Maalo, Architecture BA graduate

Course details

Modules

Example Year 1 modules include: Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Architecture) (core, 30 credits) Design Project 1.2 (core, 30 credits) Design Skills 1.1 (core, 30 credits) Technology 1 (core, 30 credits) Year 2 modules include: Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Architecture) (core, 30 credits) Design Project 2.2 (core, 30 credits) Design Skills 2.1 (core, 30 credits) Technology 2 (core, 30 credits) Year 3 modules include: Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Architecture) (core, 30 credits) Design Project Development 3.1 (core, 30 credits) Design Project Resolution 3.2: Comprehensive Design Project (core, 30 credits) Integrated Design Audit (core, 30 credits)

Assessment method

The Architects' Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) set out general criteria for assessment within the "Prescription of Qualifications". Project work makes up 50 per cent of your final mark in each year, and you'll be assessed primarily on your achievements, demonstration of competence and the quality of the work in your portfolio.

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

Application codes

Course code:
K100
Institution code:
L68
Campus name:
Aldgate
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS at level 6.0, with no individual component of less than 5.5. For up to date English language requirements please see: http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/international/international-admissions/application-guidance-and-entry-criteria/english-language-requirements/undergraduate-english-requirements/

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept a broad range of equivalent level qualifications, please check the UCAS tariff calculator or contact us if you are unsure if you meet the minimum entry requirements for this course. We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/applying/undergraduate/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

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Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
45%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
45%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Module
Northern Ireland £9250 Module
Scotland £9250 Module
Wales £9250 Module
EU £17500 Year 1
International £17500 Year 1
Channel Islands £17500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £17500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Architecture at London Metropolitan University - UCAS