B.A. Architecture

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • 11200
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
The BA (Hons) Architecture programme is a first step in a professional career in architecture. The programme offers students a range of approaches to architectural design through studio-based tutorial groups, or units. Each unit explores a different aspect of architectural design, ranging from new technologies, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts, to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns



Within each year of the programme, design accounts for 50% of the marks with a central emphasis on developing high level design skills and the ability to create and communicate complex architectural ideas. Students explore the visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software.

Design projects are supported by studies in the history of architecture, sustainability, architectural practice, contemporary theory and technology.

Themes for design work are set at the start of each academic year; critiques of student work are made at the middle and end of each semester. Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings and lectures by eminent speakers are vital to the programme. Students are encouraged to attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years.

The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Stockwell Street is just a short walk from the Greenwich Campus.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a broad and inspiring architectural education within the structure of a RIBA/ARB accredited programme
  • To prepare students for progression into year out practice in the architectural profession leading to advanced level study in RIBA/ARB part 2 MArch in Architecture.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • GBP11200 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • GBP9000 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Credits 360
Duration full-time 36 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Architectural Design 1: Investigation and Proposition (30 credits)
  • Cultural Contexts of Architecture (15 credits)
  • Architectural Design 1: Experimentation and Communication (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design Technology 1 (15 credits)
  • Introducing Architecture and Landscape Technology (15 credits)
  • History of Architecture & Landscape 1 (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Contemporary Theories of Architecture (15 credits)
  • Architectural Design 2: Exploration and Proposition (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 2: Resolution (30 credits)
  • Introducing Architecture & Landscape Practice 2 (15 credits)
  • Architecture Technology 2 (15 credits)
  • History of Architecture and Landscape 2 (15 credits)

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Architecture Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 3: Exploration and Proposition (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 3: Resolution (30 credits)
  • Architecture Design Technology 3 (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM three or more A-level subjects or equivalent.

Art and Design is generally a required subject at GCSE and/or GCE level.

Applicants successfully completing an initial drawing task will be required to submit a portfolio of visual and creative work.

An IELTS score of 6.0 is required if English is not your first language.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed 13 years of formal education with recognized qualifications. International students should consider taking a Pre-Bachelor to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Students are exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

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University of Greenwich

London, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Greenwich, founded in 1890, has three campuses at Greenwich (London), Avery Hill (London) and Medway (Kent), each with modern learning facilities, in beautiful historic buildings. The University has a resource base of highly qualified staff with wide-ranging expertise and significant links with business and industry. Innovation and strong links to industry and commerce, complemented by research excellence and an international agenda are what make the University of Greenwich a leading modern university.