Our cutting-edge Architecture Foundation Entry degree teaches you all the architectural theory you’ll need, paired with conservation, sustainability and environmental issues.
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 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 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.
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 December 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.
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.
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- 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 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.
Architecture Foundation Entry 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
Scholarships and bursaries
We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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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
Foundation Year Bursary
Our Foundation Year Bursary Scheme is for students starting a 4 or 5 year Undergraduate Degree programme.Find out more about Foundation Year Bursary
This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing
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