Plymouth University International College

BA (Hons) Architecture

Plymouth University International College
In Plymouth

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Plymouth
Duration 3 Years
Start October
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Plymouth
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:

The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). You will gain professional accreditation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). If you complete the degree successfully, you'll be exempt from RIBA Part 1 automatically. This course will also enrich your learning with the arrangement of field trips each year to project sites, European study trips, exchange study opportunities abroad and at home, and overseas summer schools.

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Plymouth (Devon)
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Portland Villas, Plymouth PL4 6DX, UK


OctoberNow taking bookings

To take into account

· What are the objectives of this course?

Graduate with the professional accreditation, practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to build a successful career in architecture and design.

· Who is it intended for?

Students who want to gain entry to undergraduate Architecture & Design but require academic and/or English language support to get there.

· Requirements

If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

· Qualification

BA (Hons)

· What marks this course apart?

Architecture at UoP is ranked 15th in the UK (Guardian 2017); no portfolio required for entry to foundation; RIBA Part 1 exemption upon successful completion of Bachelors; own desk space from first year and opportunities to work on real projects in real spaces with real people.

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4.0 31/05/2018
What I would highlight: I have studied for three years in Plymouth and I have greatly enjoyed my experience. I definitely would recommend it, you will grow as a person and a professional.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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5.0 19/05/2018
What I would highlight: This is the ultimate place to do geography or environment related course. it will be your most suitable university if you are good with ripping off halls and spending £100000 on some graduation chairs and further £300000 essentially on a giant photoframe inshort expenses.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)
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What you'll learn on the course

Communication Training
Design Skills
Design culture
Practical Design
Design Skills
Design Skills

Course programme

Year 1

In your first year, you’ll gain an awareness of your creativity through drawing, model making, writing and verbal discussion, and develop your skills and critical understanding of architecture by working on design projects within the design studio. You’ll work as part of a team on a live interdisciplinary project with fellow students. You’ll also get the opportunity to go on a study trip; in previous years this has included visits to European cities.Core modules
  • ARC407 Architecture 4.1

  • ARC408 Architecture 4.2

  • ARC409 Architecture 4.3

  • ARC410P PArchitecture 4.4 / Plymouth Plus

  • ARC411 Architecture 4.5

  • ARC412 Architecture 4.6

Year 2

In your second year, you’ll explore architectural ideas and architecture in context. You’ll focus on ideas and production, sustainable technologies, materials and building performance and continue with the study of the history and theories of 20th-century architecture. You’ll also have the opportunity for an Erasmus exchange with our overseas partner institutions.Core modules
  • ARC501A Design Praxis and Critical Context 5.1

  • ARC502A Design Praxis and Communication 5.1

  • ARC503A Design Praxis and Technology 5.1

  • ARC504A Design Praxis and Critical Context 5.2

  • ARC505A Design Praxis and Communication 5.2

  • ARC506A Design Praxis and Technology 5.2

Final year

In your final year, you’ll build on themes explored in your second year, extending your work to examine, develop and articulate a personal approach to architecture. This will be reinforced by parallel work in history, theory and technology and a focus on your professional development.
Core modules
  • ARC601A Design Praxis and Critical Context 6.1

  • ARC603A Design Praxis and Technology 6.1

  • ARC604A Design Praxis and Critical Context 6.2

  • ARC605A Design Praxis and Communication 6.1

  • ARC606A Design Praxis and Technology 6.2

Every undergraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the course aims, the course structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

Additional information

International Fee -  £13,000