The fine details

Whether students are aspiring architects or building conservationists, the BA (Hons) Architecture degree course will give a strong understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture. It combines the likes of art, philosophy and technology to bring an experimental approach to solving problems. Students will study the design of buildings and the technical aspects of construction, as well as how architecture relates to all aspects of our lives.

International students can apply directly via our Online Applicant Portal.

3 years full time
Start date
September 2021
Validating body
Ravensbourne University London

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.


Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • 4 AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above

Selection criteria

Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.

We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.

Please note: direct entry into year 3 is not available for this course.

Course structure


Students will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work.

Work will include the likes of essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests. It will also include the completion of individual and team projects.

Key study topics

Over the three-year course, students will learn through a mix of problem-based outcomes, design studio tutoring, workshops and traditional lecture.

Delivered by people who have worked at the cutting-edge of contemporary architecture, students will develop a broad understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture.

Key study topics include: 

  • Experiment and explore architectural form-making
  • Parametric and computer-generated design
  • 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

Top reasons to apply

  1. Outstanding teaching from senior industry experts, with direct contacts to industry
  2. State of the art facilities in an award winning building
  3. Unparalleled opportunities in a design specialist institution
  4. An ambitious nurturing environment with an excellent employment rate
  5. Challenging creative projects, that are contemporary and future-facing



The course will provide students with multi-disciplinary knowledge and vital transferable skills.

It will prepare them for a career within the many aspects of architecture such as: urban design, housing and office design, planning, building conservation, architectural heritage, community development. 

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