University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Architects imagine new environments and breathe new life into existing buildings. Architecture helps to build communities and improve our surroundings; it has the capacity to change lives. Explore the relationship between people and spaces, and focus on how people want to live, work and relax in the 21st century. Our course provides a balance of theory, design work and professional experience. It’s not just about creating beautiful buildings; you'll lead on projects, solve complex problems and learn to communicate your ideas. Choose to study an Architecture degree at Kent because: • our course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and 93% of our Architecture graduates were in graduate-level jobs or further study 15 months after graduation (The Guardian University Guide 2022) • our specialist spaces include modern design and dedicated model workshops, laser-cutting facilities, computer studio and digital hub, and a Digital Crit Space with 75-inch Clevertouch screens • you can make important connections thanks to our links with architectural industry bodies and professional practices such as Farrells, Allies and Morrison, Purcell, Guy Hollaway, and Arup • our environmental impact will have repercussions for the future of the planet and the built environment. We've signed up for the United Nations 17 sustainability goals and these form part of every single project brief which you’ll be part of during your course • you’ll join world-leading researchers who teach architecture and the built environment. Get involved with industry professionals, local architects and projects, engaging with real-world ideas through mentoring schemes and placements • you can attend guest lectures, research seminars, exhibitions, conferences and symposia organised by the School or join the student-run Kent Architectural Students Association (KASA) and help organise social events, design competitions and the End of Year Show. Our BA in Architecture is the first step towards qualifying as an architect. You study regeneration, sustainability, landscape, community and urban life and develop the practical design skills needed within the profession. In your second year, you have the opportunity to spend a term studying abroad. In previous years, students have studied at Virginia Tech in the US and École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille. In your final year, you continue to develop your knowledge and practical skills taking a module where you redesign an existing urban centre and culminating in your own architectural design project. You also undertake a dissertation. Based on our campus in the historical and architecturally diverse city of Canterbury, you will have access to excellent facilities to support your studies and research. Our specialist open-plan studios are at the creative heart of our teaching. They are a place where you can work develop your creative and critical ideas, experiment through models, drawings and digital representation as well as important architectural skills on projects, share ideas, inspire each other and begin to develop your personality as a designer.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

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Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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