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Architecture at UCLan – an introduction
Beyond the classroom
As a UCLan architecture student you get the chance to go on a range of trips and visits. These provide real-life experience and exposure to different architectural styles, designs and practices from across the world.
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- We were awarded Athena Swan Bronze status, in recognition of our direct support for women within the School, enabling women who study with us to transition successfully into industry. The Athena Swan project is a charter scheme, aiming to address issues around gender and diversity. Our Women’s Engineering Network - a friendly group of women students and staff - regularly meet to explore all aspects of engineering and to offer each other mutual support at university and beyond.
The facilities really stood out to me. The design studios are large and contain all of the undergraduate students, meaning you can walk between the different year groups to look at their work and take inspiration from work that has been created by your peers.
Why choose us?
- Architecture is ranked 2nd in the North West for graduate prospects (outcomes, Complete University Guide 2024).
- Our courses enable you to receive professional recognition to progress your career – courses are validated by such bodies as Architects Registration Board (ARB), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Architectural Technology provision is accredited by CIAT, CIOB, and CABE.
- We are ranked 5th for teaching on the course and 6th for overall positivity in the UK in the National Student Survey 2023 (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide).
- You’ll experience outstanding facilities. Benefit from access to our computer labs equipped with the very latest design software, as well as our studios complete with your own dedicated studio space.
What can I do with an architecture degree?
Following successful progression from the course and a year’s experience in architectural practice, or related field of work, you are able to enter the March Architecture Part II. Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) leading to Part II recognition. This will allow you to proceed on a path to become a registered architect and ARB member.
Studying architecture could lead to a future career as a:
- Architectural technologist
- Conservation officer
- Planning consultant
- Interior and spatial designer
- Urban designer
- Town planner
- CAD technician
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Meet the team
Our academic team have expertise in all facets of the discipline and you’ll become part of a supportive staff-student community, all invested in your professional development. Our staff are experts, many of whom have run their own practices or been involved in building and designing award-winning architecture projects in the UK and overseas.
Abdulkadir has worked here since 2007. He is a Senior Lecturer and currently the Course Leader for our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Programme. Abdulkadir currently conducts research on BIM, ICT and IoT application in the architecture, engineering and construction industry…
Lee is the Head of the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture and Academic Lead for the Architecture and Construction subject areas. As well as managing these subject areas, Lee also leads on the delivery of our final year Master of Architecture Design Thesis module and contri…