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International Foundation in Architecture

Prepare for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Architecture at Newcastle University. Please note: you will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of your application to this programme. See the International Foundation portfolio guidelines for full information.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students. Find out more about our money back guarantee.
  • Benefit from smaller class sizes than at university, meaning you'll have more time with your teachers.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK thanks to university-style teaching for subject-based modules.
  • Guidance with your university applications, so you choose the best degree for you.
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Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of the application. Your portfolio should demonstrate core skills and illustrate your genuine interest in architecture.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £19,500
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £19,500
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Display of students Architecture models for course

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect, and build your skills thanks to a strong design culture.

Through design projects involving manual and computer-aided drawing and model making, you’ll use your creativity to develop your own design style. You’ll have 24/7 access to studios, and opportunities for fieldtrips and community projects in the UK, Europe and Africa.

The degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and gives you exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • a design portfolio
  • a design portfolio
  • design project
  • sketch books
  • written essays
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
Study one (or more) term(s) of English before continuing on to your academic pathway programme. Perfect if you need to improve your English level by 0.5 IELTS point.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of the application. Your portfolio should demonstrate core skills and illustrate your genuine interest in architecture.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 6 September 2019 4 Terms £24,400
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
-
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
-
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Display of students Architecture models for course

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect, and build your skills thanks to a strong design culture.

Through design projects involving manual and computer-aided drawing and model making, you’ll use your creativity to develop your own design style. You’ll have 24/7 access to studios, and opportunities for fieldtrips and community projects in the UK, Europe and Africa.

The degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and gives you exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • a design portfolio
  • a design portfolio
  • design project
  • sketch books
  • written essays
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of the application. Your portfolio should demonstrate core skills and illustrate your genuine interest in architecture.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 14 June 2019 3 Terms £19,500
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms £19,500
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Display of students Architecture models for course

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect, and build your skills thanks to a strong design culture.

Through design projects involving manual and computer-aided drawing and model making, you’ll use your creativity to develop your own design style. You’ll have 24/7 access to studios, and opportunities for fieldtrips and community projects in the UK, Europe and Africa.

The degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and gives you exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • a design portfolio
  • a design portfolio
  • design project
  • sketch books
  • written essays
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 4.5in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31 December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the programme.

Academic requirements:

Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of the application. Your portfolio should demonstrate core skills and illustrate your genuine interest in architecture.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at Newcastle University you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth £3,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
24 September 2018 6 September 2019 4 Terms £24,400
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
-
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
-
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

21 hours per week on average

Class size: 16
Class duration:

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
Display of students Architecture models for course

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect, and build your skills thanks to a strong design culture.

Through design projects involving manual and computer-aided drawing and model making, you’ll use your creativity to develop your own design style. You’ll have 24/7 access to studios, and opportunities for fieldtrips and community projects in the UK, Europe and Africa.

The degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and gives you exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Entry to degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, so you must maintain high standards throughout your pathway programme.

Your grades during the International Foundation don't count towards your final degree, but your performance will determine if you meet the progression requirements needed.

Throughout your programme you'll be given feedback from teachers to keep you on track. You'll also be assessed through exams and coursework including:

  • a design portfolio
  • a design portfolio
  • design project
  • sketch books
  • written essays
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • bibliographical searches
  • oral and video presentations
  • problem-solving
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