Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1) BA (Hons) - ARB/RIBA Part 1

Studying BA (Hons) Architecture at UCA Canterbury is a lively, progressive and creative experience that will enable you to learn from a group of highly successful and dedicated architects, designers and engineers.

This course is ranked in the top 10 Architecture courses in The Guardian Good University Guide 2018. You’ll experiment with all elements of architecture – from drawing and modelling, to full-size project making and creating exhibitions in public spaces.

You’ll develop digital skills through the use of industry-standard technology and software. Architects Registration Board (ARB) prescribed and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) validated, this degree course will also offer you a thorough introduction to architectural management, practice and law.

Through the use of high-calibre technology and software, you’ll gain advanced digital skills with tools such as our Tracklab – a dedicated virtual reality studio with spatial tracking.

You’ll work with a range of cultural institutions and businesses, as well as the Canterbury School of Architecture’s overseas partners. Our exciting projects will involve you in contemporary issues, and live projects will provide you with invaluable industry experience.

Studying in large, light and airy dedicated studios, you’ll have the freedom to embrace and debate the future and develop new ways of thinking on this highly practical course.

An industry mentoring scheme is also available and our excellent student-to-staff ratio will help you to build your portfolio and CV, ready for the professional workplace.

Our BA (Hons) Architecture course also offers progression to a fully-validated UCA MArch in Architecture course.

Our alumni have secured rewarding careers nationally and internationally for more than 60 years – many of our graduates typically progress to one-year paid placements at architects’ offices before continuing their studies at Masters level.

Recent employment opportunities have included working at offices of Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Will Alsop, and Sauerbruch Hutton, as well as local architects’ practices such as Clague Architects and Lee Evans Partnership, both of which are located in Canterbury.

BA (Hons) - ARB/RIBA Part 1 Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
K100 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

One of the following:

128 new UCAS tariff points

Distinction, Distinction, Merit at BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction at UAL Extended Diploma

128 new UCAS tariff points from an accredited Access to Higher Education Diploma in appropriate subject

29-32 total points in the International Baccalaureate Diploma with at least 16 IB points at Higher level.

And five GCSE passes at grade A*-C and/or grade 4-9 including Mathematics and English (or Functional Skills English/Key Skills Communication Level 2).

Other relevant and equivalent Level 3 UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis, and we encourage students from diverse educational backgrounds to apply.

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