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; fully staffed workshops are equipped with CNC, laser cutting and rapid prototyping equipment, and computers are installed with a wide range of graphics and design software. We engage leading practitioners in the delivery of our courses, and we have developed strong links with the various professions and future employers, leading to excellent employment prospects for our students.

Course Modules

The work produced in the design studios forms the basis of students' design portfolios through which they prepare for practice/employment, or in support of their application for postgraduate study; technical skills, cultural context, design management and economics, and the commercial aspects of interiors necessary for practice are integrated with design projects.

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 120
  • GCE A-level BBB
  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units) DD
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

Key Course Information

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70% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 45%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 65%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

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

74% Go on to work and/or study

In work 61
Studying 6
Studying and working 7
Unemployed 19
Unknown 7

32% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 91%

Total Practical: 9%

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

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