University of Westminster

Course Introduction

Architecture is a fascinating, challenging and rewarding subject involving study of the arts, history, culture and technology from both an academic and vocational perspective. Architecture is normally studied with a view to becoming a professional architect, but the course also prepares students for careers in related discipline or further study in tertiary education. As well as gaining exemption from RIBA Part 1 examinations, students who successfully complete the course also acquire the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Course Modules

During the First Year you will learn basic design and representation skills in the studio and work creatively with materials in the fabrication lab. There are lecture series introducing the history of architecture and technology (construction, structures and environmental design). In the Second Year, you have a choice of design studios, with project work embracing environmental issues and the design of technical detail. There is a lecture series on construction that includes talks by visiting architects and you will follow progress on a construction site and attend site team meetings. A lecture and seminar series will introduce you to current areas of debate in history, theory and urbanism and prepare you to undertake in'depth research. In the final year you will join a practitioner led studio, supported by our technical studies team, with your studies culminating in a final major design project. You will research and write an extended essay on a subject of your choice.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £12,750 Overseas Fees