Our cutting-edge RIBA-accredited BSc (Hons) Architecture course provides you with a comprehensive grounding in design and building technology.
Why study with us
- 5thin the UK for academic supportNational Student Survey (Architecture) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- 6thin the UK for overall positivityNational Student Survey (Architecture) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
- 2ndin the North West for student satisfactionComplete 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
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.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by October 2023.
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
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.
- 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.
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.
Fees and funding
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.
Care Leaver Bursary
Our Care Leaver Bursary is for students who need extra support because they have been in care or are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Care Leaver Bursary
Estranged student support
Estranged Student Support Bursary is for students who need extra support because they are estranged from their parents.Find out more about Estranged student support
Students with financially dependent children may be eligible for our Dependants Bursary as part of our financial support package.Find out more about Dependants Bursary
Contextualised Admissions Bursary
We recognise that the last two years have been very challenging for young people and learning has been impacted. To help support students eligible for a contextualised offer we are offering a bursary of £250 in their first year of study.Find out more about Contextualised Admissions Bursary
This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing
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