Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Take the first step towards becoming an architect with our Architects Registration Board Part 1 prescribed course. Create meaningful, exhilarating and comforting spaces where people can live, work and play. Apply your knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios through site visits, study trips and in our architectural studios. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry. From the design of a family home to an entire city, architects shape the world in which we live. Our course delivers the creative and technical skills you’ll need to help transform our built environment and succeed in architectural practice. We’ll help you to consider the cultural, environmental, technological, social, legal, economic and regulatory contexts of architecture. You’ll learn about its history, from ancient Greece to the present day, and explore the design of buildings as well as the technical and managerial skills needed to turn them into reality. You’ll consider ‘buildability’, sustainability and how to meet human needs in building design and you’ll learn how to produce architectural drawings, and to analyse, research and develop briefs. Architects have to switch effectively between being an artist, designer, planner, communicator, manager and leader. We’ll make sure you learn to reason logically, communicate clearly and read critically. You’ll become a creative problem-solver who can work independently and as a team member. In preparation for a career in professional practice, you’ll cover business and management as well as inter-relationships in the construction industry. You’ll be well prepared to contribute to the running of a successful practice. At our end-of-year Summer Exhibition, you’ll have the chance to display your work to the public. Each year the School of Architecture organises a study visit to a European city. There is a cost associated with participating in the study visit, which typically lasts 5 days. During the visit, students and staff experience another culture and see how this is represented through both historic and contemporary architecture and in the city's urban planning. Recent study visits have included trips to Lisbon, Venice, Rome, and Vienna. Our BA (Hons) Architecture course gives you exemption from the Part 1 examinations required by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). This means that when you complete the course you’ll have fulfilled the first part of the three-part process required to become a registered architect in the United Kingdom.

Course details


Year one, core modules Folio Skills Essential Skills for Architecture Architecture and Planning Design Studio A Design Explorations Building Technology Elements of Construction Design Architecture and Planning Design Studio B History and Theory of Architecture (Introduction) Year two, core modules Advanced Construction Technology Environmental Building Performance Site Studies and Planning Architectural Design Studies 1 Modernism and Beyond Site Studies and Design Architectural Design Studies 2 Year two, optional modules Architectural CAD Modelling Sustainable Architecture Study of European Practice Year three, core modules Project Evaluation and Development Construction Technology and Innovation Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings Professionalism, Values and Ethics Architectural Design Studies 3 Architectural Design Studies 4 (Dissertation)

Assessment method

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. These will include design projects, presentations, timed assignments, exams and coursework.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Registration Board

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeK100
Institution code A60
Campus nameChelmsford Campus
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
GCSE/National 4/National 5 4 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

2020 entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when Apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University. All prospective students must submit evidence of their creative abilities by providing a portfolio.

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

Additional entry requirements


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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS