Interested? See
BSc (Hons)

Architecture (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Our cutting-edge Architecture Foundation Year degree teaches you all the architectural theory you’ll need, paired with conservation, sustainability and environmental issues.

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 enjoy a ‘boutique’ educational experience – you will have your own desk, drawing board and storage within expansive studios.
  • Our programme is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
  • You'll benefit from our established links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices.

Architecture Degree Shows

Discover the award-winning creative work produced by our Architecture students. The degree show features work in a range of mediums by students from the School of Arts & Media and the Grenfell-Baines Institute of Architecture.

Access the Degree Show
Slide 1 of 6

Architecture at UCLan – an introduction

What you'll do

  • Studio design modules take place two days per week and workshops are delivered by award-winning architectural practitioners and academics.
  • You’ll play an active part in live projects and builds within the Institute of Architecture.
  • We’ve strong links to a network of local, national and international award-winning architecture practices.


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.

Secure your place through Clearing

Register your early interest in Clearing to join our VIP queue. Already got your results? Apply online and we may be able to make you an offer in minutes.

Sign up for priority Clearing
Slide 1 of 1
I recommend coming here. It’s a really good course and you get a lot of experience with model making and the tutors are great. One of the highlights was the trip to Paris. It was really exciting to see all the landmarks, but also the architecture that we wanted to focus on as a group.
Campus green space
Julia Potrykus
BSc (Hons) Architecture graduate


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.

Future careers

Architecture Foundation Year can lead to a career in an architectural practice with a professional accreditation, or into a related field.

Successful completion of the foundation year leads to progression onto Year 1 of the BSc (Hons) Architecture. Following 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.

Postgraduate level programmes exist in architectural conservation, construction law, urban regeneration and construction management.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first 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