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International Year One in Architecture

Prepare for entry into the second year of a professionally-accredited undergraduate architecture degree at Newcastle University.

Course features

  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your chosen degree through a specialist pathway.
  • Study academic modules that reflect the first year of your chosen degree.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • 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 modules which equip you with the skills you need for university.
  • Guidance with your university application, ensuring 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 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£19,500

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

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 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

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 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.


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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
7 January 2019 6 September 2019 3 Terms
View Term dates
£19,500

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
27 June 2019 12 June 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

Please select your course delivery method with the toggle below.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
23 September 2019 12 June 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*
6 January 2020 4 September 2020 3 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing) 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:

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

Entry requirements additional information:

You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

For portfolio guidelines and assessment dates visit: www.intostudy.com/ncl/architecture-portfolio-intl-dip

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
23 September 2019 4 September 2020 4 Terms
View Term dates
*
25 June 2020 11 June 2021 4 Terms
View Term dates
*

*Please note that the prices for courses due to commence in the academic year 2019 – 2020 have not yet been confirmed. The prices shown for the current academic year of 2018 – 2019 will be subject to an increase of up to a maximum of 4%. As soon as the prices for 2019 – 2020 are confirmed they will be updated so please continue to check here for the most up to date information*.

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?

This course leads to the following degrees:
Featured progression degree
Students in architecture class presenting project

Take your first step towards qualifying as an architect with this degree.

Through studio design projects involving both manual and computer aided drawing and model making you’ll use your skills and creativity to develop your own design style. This exciting course introduces you to the design process through a series of field visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.

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 all honours degrees at Newcastle University is highly competitive, and students hoping to progress onto undergraduate architectural degree programmes at Newcastle University must maintain high standards throughout the Year One programme.

While your grades in the Year One programme do not count towards the final degree, your performance will be used to determine whether you meet the specified progression grades for direct entry to your chosen business degree programme at the University.

Assessment is both formal and informal. Informally you will receive advice and feedback throughout your programme from your teachers, enabling you to build on your successes and meet the requirements for entry to the second year of a degree.

You will also be assessed by a combination of examinations at the end of each semester, and coursework including

  • written assignments
  • reports
  • practical exercises
  • group and individual research projects
  • presentations
  • problem-solving exercises.

Specific grade requirements will apply to individual degree courses.

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