Architecture BSc (Hons)

Full-time undergraduate (3 years, 4 years with placement)


January, September


Take the first step towards becoming an architect with our Architects Registration Board Part 1 prescribed course. Create meaningful, exhilarating and comforting spaces where people can live, work and play. Apply your knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios through site visits, study trips and in our architectural studios.

Full description


The demand for skilled architecture graduates is expected to grow rapidly over the next ten years.

Our course prepares you for a career in architectural practice. You could also choose to work in associated areas such as town planning, surveying, engineering, property, and building conservation. You’ll have gained creative and practical skills, such as computer-aided design, which will make you stand out from the crowd. 

Graduation doesn’t need to be the end of your time with us. If you’d like to continue your studies afterwards, we offer a wide range of related full-time and part-time postgraduate courses including MSc Urban Design and MSc Town Planning.

Our course has been Prescribed (Part 1) by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). This means that when you complete our course you'll have fulfilled the first part of a three-part process required to become a registered architect in the United Kingdom.

Modules & assessment

Year one, core modules

Year two, core modules

Year two, optional modules

Year three, core modules


Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, these will include design projects, presentations, timed assignments and coursework.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

Explore our Chelmsford campus

Additional study information


This course gives you the opportunity to take a work placement year between years 2 and 3 of your studies. You’ll get experience of seeking and securing a job and working in an industry relating to your course. You’ll also get the practical experience and industry contacts to benefit your studies and enhance your long-term career prospects.

Although they can’t be guaranteed, we can work with you to find a placement using our contacts with a large number of employers. You’ll have regular contact with one of our course tutors and be supported by a supervisor from your placement company. Together they’ll monitor your performance and give you feedback.

To find out more about placement opportunities, email us at

Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students (per year)


International students, 2014/15 (per year)


International students, 2015/16 (per year)


How do I pay my fees?

Tuition fee loan

Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.

How to apply for a tuition fee loan

Paying upfront

If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees

Funding for UK & EU students

We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.

Grants and scholarships are available for:

Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements


Entry requirements are not currently available, please try again later.

Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

All tariff points must come from A levels. Points from AS levels cannot be counted towards the total tariff points required for entry to this course.

Entry requirements are for September 2015 and January 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.


You’ll need to provide a portfolio of your work to show us that you have the creative abilities needed to become a successful architect. There are no set criteria, but you should give consideration to layout and presentation, and include a wide variety of images to demonstrate your ability to draw, paint, design, model, photograph, sculpt and compose.

We’ll be looking at your ability to draw accurately and to ‘think through drawing’. We’ll want to see you using a variety of media and colour creatively, showing your design sensitivity and creativity. We’ll be looking for your ability to make accurate models, show a critical eye, create in 3D, and aesthetically compose and order a variety of materials.

You’ll need to demonstrate three-dimensional realisations, particularly related to buildings and architecture. We’ll also want evidence that you’ve visited and sketched examples of both old and new architecture.

International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.

Get more information

UK & EU applicants

01245 68 68 68

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International applicants

+44 1245 68 68 68

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