The Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture offers an innovative, creative and critical architectural education within the North West of England. Art, design, science, geography, sociology, economics and politics are utilised as vehicles for an exploration and manifestation of architecture that explores the pressing issues of our time from a local and global perspective.
Our cutting-edge degree course provides you with an expansive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, whilst embracing conservation, regeneration, climate change, equality and urban/rural regeneration. You will compare and contrast regional architecture and urban form with national and international exemplars within your project briefs, lectures and on our annual overseas field trip.
This course was recently validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with notable commendations for our enviable facilities, and our focus on student experience, studio culture, support and employability.
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 128 - 136 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual; valuing experience, enthusiasm and skill. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) alongside a range of attributes as presented in your application; including work experience, personal statement and portfolio. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Distinction
Pass Access Course: 128 - 134 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 128 - 136 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
Applicants are required to attend a Selection Day when they will be interviewed with a portfolio. You will be sent an email by our Admissions Office asking you to book onto a selection day event. Further information on our Selection Day and portfolio interviews.
For more information please contact the Course leader: Lee Ivett (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology, 2006
Like many young students before him, Ike Obanye had little idea of what to study and where his life was going to take him. What he did know, however, was that he wanted to move away from London for further education and decided to up sticks and move up north to Preston. Having a general interest in the built environment, Ike eventually decided on the BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology course.
MA Architecture graduate, 2015
Joshua Allington, a 2015 master’s graduate, has always held a keen interest in design, taking up the chance to study architecture in order to combine both creativity and technical challenge. “I did a bit of research, and with UCLan Architecture being a new programme, it was exciting to be part of the cohort who could help decide the direction of the course,” said Joshua.
BSc (Hons) Architecture, 2013
UCLan BSc (Hons) Architecture graduate, Tom Benson, has secured a research role at a top ranking global institution, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States of America.
BSc (Hons) Architecture (2013), MA Architecture (2015)
Dreaming of a career as an architect since she was a young child, Laura Birkett enrolled on the BA (Hons) Architecture course after carefully choosing relevant subjects in college. Despite a tough start to university life, Laura stuck at it and decided to use the following summer to gain work experience, something she stresses every student should go out and do.
This course is based in the School of Art, Design and Fashion
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.