BA (Hons) Architecture
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
GBP 9,250 / per year *
Earliest start date
* For UK/EU national. £13,000 for International Students.
Architecture is a dynamic subject involving a wide range of activities, from studio design and model-making to the study of art, history and culture. It requires imagination alongside practical and technical skills.
Central to this course will be the time you spend in the design studio. You will have access to our extensive studio facilities - including workshop and computer-modeling software - in the award-winning Broadcasting Place, to design and build your projects.
Why study Architecture at Leeds Beckett University
- This qualification is the first step towards becoming an architect and provides exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination
- Our industry experienced academics have extensive networks which will give you exposure to practitioners, leading consultants, and other experts
- Take advantage of the option of the Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service
- Leeds Beckett is home to Project Office, our own in-house RIBA chartered architectural practice
- We have links throughout the region, nationally and internationally with architectural practices
- Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices.
This qualification provides an exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination.
The Leeds School of Architecture offers a Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service for graduates with BA (Hons) Architecture, Master of Architecture (MArch) or similar degree. The PEDR is an electronic record of your professional experience, development and competency in the practice of architecture and will offer support on the pathway to registration or licensure, primarily with the ARB.
You are encouraged to design and make models in our design studio, and to use our computing facilities to design and build your projects. You will learn technical skills in workshops alongside students from our Interior Architecture & Design and Landscape Architecture courses.
Throughout the course there are external events organised by staff, including lectures and workshops, as well as the opportunity for overseas visits, to cities such as Rome, Barcelona, Venice and Amsterdam.
To become a fully-qualified architect takes seven years and we offer the professional body recognition allowing you to continue to further study in this field. You will need to complete a MArch (Master of Architecture) giving exemption from Part II of the RIBA Examination in Architecture. You will then complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice, giving exemption from Part III.
Teaching And Learning
Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.
Scholarships and Funding
We are committed to ensuring that the opportunity to experience an education here at Leeds Beckett University is open to all. If you're thinking of joining us to study for your undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary.
Bursaries are usually awarded depending on household income, whilst scholarships are available for a number of areas, and are based on sporting or academic excellence.
Program Tuition Fee
This course provides the first step in becoming an architect and also offers an excellent grounding in design. As well as progressing to further studies in architecture, graduates have taken up a variety of careers, from virtual games design, product design and psychology to project management. To become a fully-qualified architect takes seven years and we offer the professional body recognition that will enable you to advance your studies and progress to professional accreditation. In order to fully qualify as an architect, you will need to complete a MArch (Master of Architecture), giving exemption from Part 2 of the RIBA Examination in Architecture. You will then complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice, giving exemption from Part 3.
- Architectural Technologist
- Interior and Spatial Designer
- Building Surveyor
Beckett Careers Team
Our Beckett Careers Team will support you with all aspects of your career planning, throughout university and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a part-time job or want to gain experience alongside your studies, need help preparing an application or exploring graduate job options, we can provide expert support every step of the way!
Throughout your university journey and up to five years after you graduate you'll have access to a broad range of support and tools to help you with:
- Getting ready to apply for jobs
- Working on your CV
- Preparing for an interview
- Applying for a graduate vacancies or placements
- Connecting with employers and organisations
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