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BSc (Hons)


3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Our cutting-edge RIBA-accredited BSc (Hons) Architecture course provides you with a comprehensive grounding in design and building technology.

Based at the University’s Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture, we provide an innovative, creative and critical architectural education which explores the pressing issues of our time from a local and global perspective. We’ll provide you with an expansive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology.

Post-industrialisation, regeneration, suburban expansion, the relationship between countryside and town, digital media and emerging technologies are amongst the issues relevant to Preston and the North West. Our strategic position within the heart of the UK allows us to explore these themes – you’ll 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.

We aim to provoke debate and relentlessly pursue innovation within our discipline. You’ll gain experience of all aspects of building design and construction, equipping you to meet the challenges of a low carbon approach to the needs of society.

Why study with us

  • Architecture is ranked 3rd in the UK with 94% overall satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021), as well as ranked 6th in the UK and top in the North West for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022).
  • This course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) with notable commendations for our facilities, focus on student experience, studio culture, support and employability.
  • You'll benefit from our established links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices.
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Degree Show 2021

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our undergraduate Architecture students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by our students.

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Architecture at UCLan – an introduction

What you'll do

  • You’ll get industry experience by working on live projects with local communities and professionals within Preston.
  • 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.
  • Access computer labs equipped with the very latest design software, as well as our dedicated architecture workshop. We’ll provide you with your own desk, drawing board and storage space within our studios.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Study in our Engineering Innovation Centre (EIC)

During your studies with us you’ll benefit from our new £35 million EIC building which provides an integrated teaching space in state-of-the-art facilities.

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We are one of the few courses to have an in-school design resource centre containing an array of support material such as architectural design, history, construction and theory books, monographs and monthly periodicals, as well as a fully updated RIBA technical library and National Building Specification directories.

Further additional space includes an expanded CAD lab with group/class and individual study space provided, as well as studio space for final year and postgraduate students. All studio space has related in-house printing and scanning facilities within proximity.


  • This course is expected to lead to Part I recognition by the ARB, the statutory body for the registration of architects in the UK. It enables you to progress becoming a chartered architect and ARB member.
  • This course is validated by the RIBA, a global professional membership body driving excellence in architecture. This validation recognises our outstanding facilities, focus on the student experience and commitment to employability.
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Future careers

This course equips you with the skills you need to progress to architectural practice.

After a year’s experience in the industry you have the option to return to the University to complete our postgraduate MArch Architecture (Part II) course.

March (Part II) is prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of Architects (RIBA) leading to Part II recognition, so that you can become a registered architect and ARB member.

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 at UCLan. The MArch Architecture Part II is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal institute of Architects (RIBA) leading to Part 2 recognition, which allows you to proceed on a path to become a registered architect and ARB member.

You could also opt to study postgraduate programmes in areas such as architectural conservation, construction law, urban regeneration and construction management.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£14000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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