Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Our Architecture BA(Hons) course is ranked as one of the best in the UK and Europe. One of our recent graduates was awarded the top international portfolio prize by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The course centres on design with its curriculum building on the fundamental creative processes of observation and making. Its ethos could be summarised as 'thinking through making'.

Course Modules

Level 1: Typical modules include: design investigation 1; design development 1; design resolution 1; design techniques and digital media 1; portfolio and evaluation 1; study skills; sustainable thinking; material thinking; history and cultural studies 1. Level 2: Typical modules include: design investigation 2; design development 2; design resolution 2; design techniques and digital media 2; portfolio and evaluation 2; sustainable environments (with option modules); constructed environments (with option modules); history and cultural studies 2 (with option modules). Level 3: Typical modules include: design investigation 3; design development 3; design resolution 3; extended project log; portfolio, exhibition and evaluation 3; design techniques and digital media 3; sustainable strategies; technology, management and environmental strategies; history and cultural studies: dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • European Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • BTEC National Diploma MMD
  • BTEC National Award D
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 128
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • CRB check required

Key Course Information

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 68%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 77%

£21,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 15
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 15
Unknown 10

24% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 100%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation