University of Brighton

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Our Architecture BA(Hons) provides a thorough understanding of modern architectural practices from concept to development and is based around four elements: design, technologies, architectural humanities and practices. RIBA Part I is awarded on completion of the degree. Architecture is a rewarding profession and our degree is for those who want to engage with society – we see architecture as a social activity, rather than simply a technical exploration. Throughout your time here, you will develop your own voice, considering your work through the lens of arts, humanities and sciences. Thematic, vertical studios where students from all years work together foster an environment of enquiry and collaboration and prepare you for the realities of professional practice. Based primarily in the studio and the workshop, over 70% of the course is taught and assessed by project. Most teaching is through individual tutorials. You will learn with a course team of practicing architects and researchers and from seminars and workshops with visiting professionals. Research-led learning encourages you to develop your own creative and rigorous approach to design and to develop the skills required to become a technologically, professionally and culturally literate architect. Career planning is integral to your learning: our links with RIBA South East provide opportunities including mentoring and interview practice with architects. The focus is on real-world skills, and you will learn on-site through projects with local communities and from the construction of our annual exhibition pavilion. Don’t meet these entry requirements? The University of Brighton Architecture BA(Hons) with integrated foundation year provides an extra year of study at foundation level for students who do not currently have the portfolio of work or academic qualifications required for entry to this course. Successful completion of the foundation year enables you to progress onto year 1 of this degree.

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeK100
Institution code B72
Campus nameBrighton
Campus codeB

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 136 - 96 points
A level CCC - AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD - MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 30 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3. Art and Design Diploma preferred.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points Must include three subjects at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Three GCSEs including English language and Maths.

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)66.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.

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 £14604 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2020–21. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,290 for home students and £2,076 for international students. International students should confirm the tuition fee for the course you are applying for by using our course finder. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.
Architecture at University of Brighton - UCAS