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Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons)
Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons)

Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  • IELTS 6.0 with no lower than 5.5 in any element or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Other Requirements

  • As a centre of creative excellence, we look forward to hearing about your own creative experiments and ambitions through a discussion of your portfolio at interview. Your portfolio should contain 10 to 15 pieces of your work which demonstrate a range of creative skills, including 2D and 3D drawing and model making/sculpture. We like to see developmental and sketched material as well as final pieces.
  • Applicants to Architecture courses can come from a very broad range of backgrounds, so other experiences or qualifications will be considered and are encouraged.

Course Information

The architecture degree at Huddersfield has a highly distinctive approach to the subject based upon the exploration of places and cultures around the world. You will have the opportunity to explore different cultural regions and design your own innovative, beautiful, humane and sustainable architecture in response.

Huddersfield is a multi-cultural town and the international student population of the University is large and diverse. Architecture in particular attracts applicants from all over the world. This is a real strength of the course, as you will study alongside others from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds. The social nature of the course means that you will experience ideas and influences that are as diverse as they are creative. There are two strands to the course, Architecture and Architecture (International). Both will give you an opportunity to explore the complex regional, cultural, ethical and environmental issues that will underpin your development as an architect.

  • The International option provides an opportunity to travel to a non-European location, to study architecture and culture first hand before designing buildings that are truly responsive to people and place. Recent visits have included Vietnam, Malaysia, India and China.*
  • When you graduate from the course you will be able to work in a very wide range of architectural practices and will be sought after for your practical ability and creative flair. You will be well prepared to work in a professional environment in readiness for progression to the next stage of your architectural career.
  • If you do choose to take the international option in your final year, the extended field trip is compulsory and you’ll have to fund your own place. Just to give you an idea, the average cost of the trip in the past few years has been around £1,400 per student.
  • The course is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the body that regulates the architects’ profession in the UK. That’s good news if you’re hoping to continue on to be an architect, as you have to register with the ARB to be able to practise using the title ‘architect’ in the UK.

It’s also validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In fact, if you graduate you will then gain exemption from RIBA’s Part 1 Professional Examinations. That’s the first of three examinations you need to pass to qualify and register as an architect, all of which you can undertake here at Huddersfield. So you could be well on the way towards your chosen profession.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Technology 1: An Introduction to Architectural Technology
  •  History and Theory 1: Spatial and Visual Culture
  •  Personal Development 1: An Introduction to Communication Skills
  •  Design Studio 1: Basic Principles of Design
  •  Design Studio 2: Theory and Form

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Technology 2: Integrated Technology
  •  History and Theory 2 : Place and Precedent
  •  Personal Development 2: Techniques of Representation
  •  Design Studio 3: Place and Architecture
  •  Design Studio 4: Integrated Design

Final Year
Core modules:

  •  Technology 3: Materials and Tectonics
  •  History and Theory 3: Architectural Dissertation
  •  Personal Development 3: Professional Studies
  •  Design Studio 5: Event Space Form

Option modules:

Choose either-

 Design Studio 6: Culture Context Place

 Design Studio 6: Culture Context Place (International)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

If you intend to follow the route to become a qualified architect then, upon successful completion** of the BA(Hons) degree, through which you’ll attain the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1 professional qualification, you would be eligible for admission to our Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 2) MArch course. The first year of this course is a ‘year out’ which would be spent working in a professional practice, before continuing to full time study at the University in the subsequent 2 years.

Alternatively, you may choose to specialise in other areas after the course, such as sustainability, 3D computer applications, management, or a range of other disciplines including journalism.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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