Kingston University

Architecture Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Our Architecture BA course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Students often feature in the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals - considered the world's most prestigious and established awards in architectural education.

Domus magazine lists us among Europe's top 50 architecture schools. We were one of just two UK schools invited to present at the 12th Biennale in Venice.

The course centres on design, on the creative processes of observation and making, and an ethos of ‘thinking through making'. Architecture is emphasised as a material practice, with particular attention given to how buildings are made and how tectonic components are fundamental to architectural character.

Studio projects form 50 per cent of the course, giving you the skills and knowledge to tackle design issues in the built environment. Workshops teach drawing and making skills, such as casting, pencil and charcoal rendering, detailed large-scale model-making, computer-based graphics and CAD drawing. You will also study theoretical, cultural, historical, social, sustainable, material and technical issues.

Course details


Examples of modules:

Year 1

  • The Principles of Reading Architecture
  • The Principles of Designing Architecture
  • The Principles of Representing Architecture
  • The Principles of Making Architecture

Year 2

  • The Processes of Reading Architecture
  • The Processes of Designing Architecture
  • The Processes of Representing Architecture
  • The Processes of Making Architecture

Year 3

  • The Practice of Reading Architecture
  • The Practice of Designing Architecture
  • The Practice of Representing Architecture
  • The Practice of Making Architecture

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 code K100
Institution code K84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points Points to include at least two A-levels or recognised equivalent
Subjects: Not subject specific but an art and design portfolio will be required. General Studies and Key Skills points not accepted in tariff.

Plus GCSE (A*–C): five subjects including English, Maths and preferably a Science subject (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths) (or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings).

Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS form, predicted points, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants.


You will be asked to show a portfolio of work during your interview.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

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Provider information

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Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames

Clearing contact details

Clearing call centre - Kingston University 08000483334 - UK Based callers only +44 2083281149 - Non UK Based callers

08000 483 334

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