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.

**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**

"Tutors are very enthusiastic and they try to help as much as possible."

"Design studios are excellent. The teaching staff are passionate about the subject."

Student appraisal to the RIBA, 2012

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:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees