Architectural Studies is aimed at students who are interested in architecture, urbanism and spatial design but who do not intend to become practicing architects, spatial artists or interior designers. It combines an introduction to architectural design education with the exploration of related subjects both academically and creatively. This includes a range of optional modules that allow you to build your own course, culminating in a design and environment-related project. Currently the Department supports four key areas: Architectural and urban history, theory and culture, contemporary architectural technologies, spatial arts and urban regeneration, architectural and design practice.
Applicants should have 240 points from two or more A-levels but we also admit those with relevant academic or professional experience, including equivalent overseas qualifications. We look for interest in all aspects of architectural, urban and interior design. We expect evidence of interpretative and analytical skills. If you have previous academic or appropriate work-based qualifications, you may be exempt from part of the course. We normally ask candidates to attend an interview and present a portfolio of work (including both visual and written materials)
BA Architectural Studies
Full-time students take eight modules per year (four design studies modules and four subject studies modules).
Introduction to History and Theory of Architecture
Introduction to Architecture
Construction and Materials
Design, Making Ideas
Design, Visual Thinking
Design, Spatial Investigations
Modern Architecture and Modernity
Introduction to Management Practice and Law
Architecture Services and Sustainability
History and Theory Dissertation
Architectural Studies, Research and Proposition
Architectural Studies, T hesis project