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  • Objectives
    The BArch provides the first stage in the seven-year education of an architect. This three-year programme is followed by one year?s supervised professional experience before embarking upon the two year DipArch (see DipArch for further details) which leads to Architects? Registration Board (ARB)/Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA Part Two level. Full professional status as an architect is achieved after a further year?s professional experience and a Part Three-level exam.
  • Entry requirements
    Required subjects: While we consider most A level subjects, we require students to have taken Art and/or Design Technology. (Exceptional candidates without Art and Design may be required to submit a portfolio); English, maths, art or design, physics or double science at GCSE IB score: 36 (including an Arts based subject at higher level)
  • Academic Title
    BArch Architecture
  • Course description
    BArch Architecture


    Year one

    You are introduced to the main themes of the discipline: Architectural Design, Structures, Construction, Environmental Design, and the History and Theory of Architectural Design. The programme will concentrate on introducing and developing the key skills, competence and knowledge necessary in architectural education.

    Year two

    You will further develop themes introduced in year one. Increasingly, these themes will be integrated with the design-based modules.

    Year three

    You will develop a thorough understanding of all the key themes and their holistic integration into design projects. Your role within the architectural profession will also be developed as part of the introduction of a further theme in Practice and Management.

    Year four

    Year four involves supervised professional experience.

    By the end of the course

    You will qualify with a BArch degree, preparing you for a wide range of careers. You may continue with architecture, undertaking a year's supervised professional experience, the two year DipArch, and a further year in industry to achieve professional architect status.

    Years Five and Six

    For Years five and six, please refer to years one and two of the DipArch K106.

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