London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This undergraduate architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in architecture as you’ll complete the course with exemption from RIBA Part 1. Through our combination of practical design work, formal teaching and field work, you’ll gain the skills and experience necessary to continue on to complete your RIBA part 2 and 3.

The Metropolitan Architecture Student Society (MASS) is very active in organising lectures, events and socials, and has a wide network of industry sponsors. To see what they're up to, follow MASS on Instagram and Twitter.

**More about this course**

This degree course offers a multifaceted design-based education that, on successful completion, provides exemption from RIBA 1 – the first stage of a professional qualification in architecture. Typically, graduates go on to RIBA Part 2 and 3 at London Metropolitan University.

Our course is centred on three key themes: the idea and practice of making, an architect’s professional duty of care, and social and environmental responsibility.

You'll take classes in our well-resourced design studios, where you’ll have the chance to work with high-end analogue and digital printing facilities. You’ll also get access to our textile, ceramic, furniture-making and photography workshops.

We complement formal teaching and field work with practical design exploration. The staff is made up of renowned practitioners who bring a wealth of technical expertise to the table and who provide insight into industry best practices within a constantly evolving arena.

With their combined knowledge of traditional and contemporary practices, and of basic principles and new innovations, they're well equipped to help you work towards your own developmental goals and to explore potential career paths.

**What our students say**

"We did real life projects, went to real places. We were fully immersed in what we were doing. I could call on my tutors whenever I needed their help or advice. I felt very supported. My staff comment on how knowledgeable and skilled I am because a lot of what I learned in architecture at London Met I still use today."

Demi Owoseje, Architecure BA graduate

"The architecture degree allowed me to present documents at a level that’s not usual in the corporate or tech world – there were definitely aspects that I took from architecture and the course and the lecturers that helped with the business.”

Nathan Maalo, Architecture BA graduate

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Architecture) (core, 30 credits)

Design Project 1.2 (core, 30 credits)

Design Skills 1.1 (core, 30 credits)

Technology 1 (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Architecture) (core, 30 credits)

Design Project 2.2 (core, 30 credits)

Design Skills 2.1 (core, 30 credits)

Technology 2 (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Architecture) (core, 30 credits)

Design Project Development 3.1 (core, 30 credits)

Design Project Resolution 3.2: Comprehensive Design Project (core, 30 credits)

Integrated Design Audit (core, 30 credits)

Start Date:

09/2020

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) £9,250 European Fees