University of Westminster

Course Introduction

With more than 2,000 students, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Westminster is one of the largest providers of built environment education in the country. It is also one of the best; in 2013 the Faculty has been ranked joint second in the UK by the professional publication Architects' Journal, voted for by architects in practice. All our architecture studios are situated at the recently refurbished Marylebone Campus, creating a vibrant academic and creative studio culture, and we engage leading practitioners in the delivery of our courses. We have developed strong links with the various professions and future employers, leading to excellent employment prospects for our students. The Faculty has achieved unparalleled success in recent years in the RIBA Student Awards, which promote excellence in the study of architecture. Our students have won the RIBA Dissertation Medal five times since 2005, and the RIBA Silver Medal four times during the same time period.

Course Modules

The structure of the course is primarily based on core modules, with one option module in years 2 and 3. Option modules are integrated within concurrent design projects together with the knowledge, skills and abilities generated by lectures in the core modules.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 136
  • SQA Higher BBBB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCC
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • Portfolio
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD

Key Course Information

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86% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 74%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 82%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

75% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 5
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 20
Unknown 5

34% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 98%

Total Practical: 2%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation