B.A. Architecture

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • EUR10 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
This degree is the first step in a professional career in architecture. Our programme offers students a range of approaches to design through studio-based tutorial groups. Each course explores diverse aspects of architecture, ranging from rapid technological change, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns.

Description of Architecture

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This degree is the first step in a professional career in architecture. Our programme offers students a range of approaches to design through studio-based tutorial groups. Each design group or unit explores diverse aspects of architecture, ranging from rapid technological changes, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns.

Tutorial groups are supported by studies in the history of architecture, sustainability, practice, cultural context and technology, all of which are integrated with an understanding of the development of a design project. The design projects develop abilities and skills in creating and communicating architectural ideas. You will explore the visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software.

The context for design work is set at the start of each term; critiques of student work are made at the middle and end of each term. Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings and lectures by eminent speakers are vital to the programme. You will also attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a broad and inspiring architectural education to a diverse group of students, within the structure of an RIBA/ARB accredited programme at part 1 level
  • To prepare students for progression into year out practice in the architectural profession leading to advanced level study in RIBA/ARB part 2 (Diploma) in Architecture
  • To develop skills and knowledge of architectural design, practice and technology; while stimulating critical analysis and speculative exploration of a range of methodologies and critical positions, through the unit system
  • To develop communication skills through drawn, visual, verbal and written representations of architectural propositions and their cultural, professional, and technical implications
  • To provide a forum for research, debate, and critical thinking.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR 10 Year (International)
  • EUR 9000 Year (EEA)

EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350

Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships

Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Architectural Design 1: Investigation and Proposition (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 1: Experimentation and Communication (30 credits)
  • History of Architecture and Landscape (15 credits)
  • Cultural Contexts of Architecture (15 credits)
  • Building Sustainable Construction and Environments (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Architectural Design 2: Tectonics and Realisation (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 2: Exploration and Proposition (30 credits)
  • Architecture and Landscape 1750-1970 (30 credits)
  • Green Engineering for Future Cities (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Integrated Design Technology and Professional Practice (30 credits)
  • Architectural Dissertation (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 3: Exploration and Proposition (30 credits)
  • Architectural Design 3: Resolution (30 credits)

English Language Requirements

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6
CAE score
180(Grade C)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Architecture

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.

Work Experience for Architecture

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

Students are exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

University of Greenwich, United Kingdom

United Kingdom The University of Greenwich is Number 1 in London for Teaching Excellence (The Sunday Times University Guide 2011). It’s a great achievement and together with being ranked Number 1 for Student Satisfaction (Sunday Times 2010), you know the University of Greenwich has got everything you need for a first rate education. If that wasn’t enough, our principle campus is based in a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is breath taking! If you are looking for a great experience with excellence teaching in a fabulous location - the University of Greenwich has it all!