Architecture BA (Hons)

Architecture is a creative and exciting profession combining art, philosophy, science, technology and ecology to solve the problems of our built environment.

This course will give you an understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture. You will cover the design of buildings, the technical aspects of construction, and how architecture relates to people and how they live. The course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills appropriate to a career in architecture and its allied professions.

In a career in architecture, you will be involved in the design of quality environments in which people live, work and relax. There are many different architectural specialities and you could find yourself involved in urban design, environmental research, building conservation, heritage matters or community development.

You will learn through a mixture of problem-based learning, design studio tutoring and traditional teaching. You will be guided by professionally qualified and experienced teaching staff and visiting speakers from industry.

GATEway 2030: The Future with Driverless Cars student competition

Ravensbourne BA (Hons) Architecture and IDEAs trip to Madrid.

Alexander McQueen Concept Shop, project set in Covent Garden London by Baizhou Cai.

Collection of student work, interviews and field trips.

6 reasons to apply for this course

  1. Unparalleled opportunities in a design specialist institution 

  2. State of the art facilities in an award winning building 

  3. Outstanding teaching from senior industry experts, with direct contacts to the professions and industry 

  4. An ambitious nurturing environment with an excellent employment rate 

  5. Challenging creative projects, that are contemporary and future facing 

  6. International Profile, a renowned history of success, a top 10 world academic institution in its subject areas, based in London a dynamic world city. 

About this course


3 years full time


Tuition fee and Scholarship/bursary information

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C or above) or equivalent (including English and Mathematics) and also to hold at least one of the following or equivalent UK or international qualification:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A level, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 28 points or above

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Key study topics

  • Future facing creative architectural design, experiment and exploration in new architectural form making
  • Architectural study tours abroad, looking at contemporary design
  • Opportunities to take part in international events and competitions
  • Live project opportunities
  • Parametric and computer generated design at the cutting edge
  • Latest techniques for designing structures and rapid prototyping
  • Architectural history, theory and context
  • Business enterprise for design and regulatory frameworks
  • New developments in urban design
  • New developments in architecture/design projects around the world


"I always enjoy coming to Ravensbourne's degree show at their new state-of-the-art RIBA award-winning building at Greenwich Peninsula... it is a real gem for anyone who wants to talent spot and see what the future holds."Alan Philips, Alan Philips Architects

What the next three years will look like

You will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests, and the completion of individual and team projects.

Year 1

You will study: communication and representation; specialist study; computation and parametrics; dual use environment; communication and visualisation; enterprise and forms of engagement, and theory and context.

Year 2

You will study: artefact and element in environmental design; urban environment theory practice and computation; market factors; rehabilitation and reuse; debate and polemic, and dissertation preparation.

Year 3

You will study: negotiated brief; portfolio development; major project; major project report, and dissertation.


Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in MA Environment Design.

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