Architecture BA (Hons)

UCAS code K100 BA/ARCH

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At Northumbria University our approach to creating a distinctive learning experience is simple but powerful.  We have the right people, the most relevant courses and we work with you, at every stage to maximise your potential.

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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015. The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

However, we are still considering applications for from suitably qualified applicants who may want to begin their studies in the second year. Please contact Admissions for advice.

Could you imagine designing your own building? If you have an enthusiasm for the built environment and enjoy using your creativity to solve problems then an Architecture degree could be for you.

At Northumbria you will get the opportunity to become part of a close-knit Architecture community. Those studying Architecture will share dedicated studio space with students from all three year groups to ensure you learn as much from each other as you do from the highly experienced staff.

NSS image99% student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey(2015)

With extensive input from professionals, the chance to work on live projects across diverse industries and the opportunity of a European study visit to broaden your knowledge, our course is designed to give you all of the verbal and visual communication skills you need for your future career.

Our students clearly agree as they gave our degree in Architecture at Northumbria a fantastic score of 99% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.

Within six months of graduating, 95% of Northumbria’s Architecture students go on to further study or into a professional or managerial job in a wide range of industries, far exceeding the industry average (Unistats 2014).

Please note, we run Master of Architecture (MArch part ii) for applicants with an accredited Architecture undergraduate degree. Contact Admissions for details.

ARB and RIBAAccreditation

Accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of a Part 1 qualification.

Accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of eligibility for registration with that body.

Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) at Part 1 level for the purpose of eligibility for membership of the RIBA.




Facilities InformationWhatever your aspirations in architecture and built environment, you’ll find the latest technologies to support you in our dedicated laboratories and studios. Throughout your work, whether undergraduate, postgraduate or research, you will be able to survey, visualise, model and take your ideas out of the Department and into the world around you.


Discovermore _buttonArchitecture and Built Environment is a top 30 research department with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA16). The department is ranked 21st in the UK for the reach and significance of our research impact (REF2014, UoA16). 


Image: Matt Van Geffen (2012) Byker Re-generation Hub - Master of Architecture year two. RIBA Postgraduate Hadrian Medal 2012 Nominee.

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Architecture and Built Environment

Location Ellison Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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