Northumbria University Architecture

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Northumbria University Architecture

Northumbria University Architecture

Learn from the best

An acclaimed teaching team, comprising architects who have designed and built award-winning projects nationally and internationally, as well as specialists in architectural education who have taught and published research extensively, will provide guidance throughout the course. This unique team will provide authentic, critical and supportive guidance in helping you to follow your career path in the profession of architecture and beyond.

The research-informed teaching methods in architectural studies at Northumbria have been recognised as outstanding by national and international authorities and professional bodies, leading to exceptional levels of student satisfaction and employability.

Learning Environment

A studio design culture has been established to support your learning as part of an academic community, sharing knowledge, precedents and techniques with your peers, replicating architectural practice. Unleash your creativity in our dedicated workshops, IT laboratories and studios, accessible to Architecture and Interior Architecture students from all year groups, to promote learning from other students. With dedicated spaces and student work all around you, the studios have a great community feel.

Similarly, the use of authentic design projects, often in collaboration with local clients, enables you to engage imaginatively with social, entrepreneurial and environmental opportunities.

Research-rich Learning

The structure of the programme is designed to effectively equip you with the skills you need to be a critical scholar as well as a graduate architect. The curriculum systematically moves from teaching-centred content delivery towards self-directed inquiry. Consequently, the ownership of learning increasingly belongs to you, with staff members supporting your personal and academic development towards self-directed goals and aspirations.

Architecture and Built Environment is a top 30 research department with 50% of our outputs ranked world-leading or internationally excellent according to the latest UK wide research assessment exercise (REF2014, UoA16).

Give your career an edge

We will arm you with the contemporary knowledge and skills applicable to the industry, underpinned by regular and authentic learning experiences. You will acquire key problem solving and divergent thinking skills, applicable to the wider creative industries and built environment professions. You will apply your learning to real world projects and scenarios, thereby enhancing your employability with respect to communicating ideas in written, drawn and verbal forms.

The curriculum has been designed with a vocational emphasis, informed directly by the industrial expertise of staff, external examiners, and the programme’s strong relationships with local and national practitioners. The quality of our graduates leads major national and international architectural practices to repeatedly employ our students, who have consequently found employment in Europe, North America, and Asia, as well as in the United Kingdom.

Your Future

The skills developed through the architecture degree not only reflect and support the attributes expected of a graduate of architecture, but are also transferrable into a wide selection of alternative professional and academic pathways. The context-focused approach of our teaching is reinforced by linking the use of regional sites with relevant international field study visits to the major architectural capitals of Europe. This validates the transferability of your knowledge and skills to the world arena.

Most graduates from Northumbria have secured key roles in architectural practices locally, nationally and internationally. Others have transferred their skills to a range of professions including construction, property development, visualisation, games design, urban design and manufacturing.


Newcastle City Campus

Sutherland Building

+44 (191) 232 6002

+44 (191) 227 3903