Architecture (Foundation Entry)
Our cutting-edge Architecture Foundation Entry degree teaches you all the architectural theory you’ll need, paired with conservation, sustainability and environmental issues.
Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.
You’ll learn a comprehensive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology. At the same time, we’ll embrace any environmental challenges such as low-carbon approaches, to meet the needs of society.
You’ll get the opportunity to compare and contrast Lancastrian architecture and urban form with national and international examples on our overseas visits.
Why study with us
- 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).
- 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).
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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.
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.
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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 scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Engineering located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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