Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Course summary

Our architecture studios are exciting, creative places with industry-standard equipment. Here, our experts will deliver a learner-centred and research-led approach to architecture. You’ll become skilled in developing design concepts, experimenting with different media, and representing your ideas through drawings, physical and digital models. But you won’t be restricted to the studio. You’ll go on site visits so you can analyse the language and style of buildings, their construction, and see projects taking shape in real life. Together, we’ll explore building design, ‘buildability’ and sustainability. There’s also an optional European field trip each year, to cities such as Lisbon, Venice, Rome and Vienna. It’s a great chance to explore how architecture contributes to shaping our urban life. Your future career is important so you’ll learn about the construction business and project management. We have a network of visiting designers, artists, historians and theorists who deliver workshops, lectures and tutorials. You can also choose to take a placement as part of your BA (Hons) Architecture degree, and gain industry experience. We make sure your course is relevant to the real world, by helping you to engage ethically, politically, and sustainably with the changing landscape of the built environment, better preparing you for the world of work. At ARU, we believe it's important to recognise our students' hard work. That's why, at the end of each academic year, we showcase and celebrate your achievements with an End of Year Show. When you complete your degree course, you will have fulfilled the first part of the three-part process to become a registered architect in the UK. On our BA (Hons) route, you'll study Level 4, 5 and 6 modules over three years in Chelmsford. You have the option to take a foundation (Level 3) course at ARU College in Cambridge for a year before starting the main part of the course. On our BSc (Hons) route, you'll take a Level 3 foundation year at ARU College in Cambridge, then transfer to Chelmsford where you'll take Level 4 modules in your second year. If you pass these modules, you'll be eligible to transfer to Year 2 (Level 5) of the BA course. If you are not eligible, you'll continue on the BSc, taking our Level 5 modules in your third year. Our ARB prescribed Architecture course has also been awarded RIBA Part 1 Full Status, unconditionally. This is subject to ratification by the RIBA Education Committee. This gives further credibility to our degrees and offers greater career prospects to our students.


Year 1 core History and Theory of Architecture (Introduction) Folio Skills Essential Skills for Architecture Architecture and Planning Design Studio A Architecture and Planning Design Studio B Design Explorations Building Technology Elements of Construction Design Year 2 core Advanced Construction Technology Environmental Building Performance Site Studies and Planning Architectural Design Studies 1 Architectural Design Studies 2 Modernism and Beyond Site Studies and Design Ruskin Module Year 2 optional Architectural CAD Modelling Sustainable Architecture Year 3 core 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 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

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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

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.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Architecture at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS