Course Overview - Architecture

The BA Hons in Architecture is a studio-based, full-time course delivered over three academic years. There is an exit qualification of an Associated Bachelors (AB) after successful completion of two academic years, with a further one academic year for BA Hons completion.

The course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects and is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board. Successful completion of the course (BA Hons) offers exception from RIBA Part 1 examinations.

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Course Information

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3 Years

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Course Address
York Street
BT15 1ED
United Kingdom

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Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level


Applicants will be required to submit a portfolio, except where the applicant has GCSE Art or GCSE Art & Design at Grade B or higher. Applicants may satisfy the requirements for one of the A Level grades (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

Access to HE Diploma

Overall profile of 63% (to include subject requirements) (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course) Overall profile of 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit (60 credit Access Course) (GB Access Course)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Overall profile is minimum 25 points (including 12 at higher level)

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)


We will also accept smaller BTEC/OCR qualifications (i.e. Diploma or Extended Certificate / Introductory Diploma / Subsidiary Diploma) in combination with A Levels or other acceptable level 3 qualifications. To find out if the qualification you are applying with is a qualification we accept for entry, please check our Qualification Checker - We will also continue to accept QCF versions of these qualifications although grades asked for may differ. Check what grades you will be asked for by comparing the requirements above with the information under QCF in the Applied General and Tech Level Qualifications section of our Entry Requirements -

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of five subjects (four of which must be at higher level) to include English and Maths at H6 if studied at Higher level or O4 if studied at Ordinary Level.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first-degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above in English Language and Mathematics. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will

Scottish Advanced Higher

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Fees and funding

Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland £4,750
England, Scotland, Wales £9,250
EU, International £16,320

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