BSc (Hons)


3 years
September 2024

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

Why study with us

  • 5th
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Architecture) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 6th
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Architecture) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 2nd
    in the North West for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Architecture)
  • You’ll explore and contrast the North West’s architecture and urban form with national and international exemplars within your project briefs, lectures, regular field visits and our annual overseas expedition.
  • 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.

A day on campus

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Architecture at UCLan – an introduction

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Being able to go on site visits means that you get a better understanding for the area in which you are designing compared to if you were just doing online research.
Leah Armitage
BSc (Hons) Architecture
United Kingdom

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.


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.

Explore the EIC
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View the course facilities

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.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Unleash your creativity at anytime, anywhere. From September 2024, you'll have access to the industry-standard Adobe Creative Cloud package on both your personal device and on campus. Get hands-on with this widely recognised package and create a portfolio that showcases your skills.


Get to know us

Book an Open Day to get a feel for our campuses and meet current students and staff. It's the perfect way to get a taste of university life.

Book an Open Day

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.

Wash Your Words room
Wash Your Words

'Wash Your Words', a project by UCLan Architecture's Lee Ivett and Ecaterina Stefanescu, has been shortlisted for the RIBA Journal MacEwan Awards.

Wash Your Words provides somewhere for people to wash clothes, read, learn and create art, but also a space for imagination and to meet new people.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page