University of Brighton Architecture

University of Brighton Architecture

They are researchers, creative thinkers and professional architects. … The Architecture BA(Hons) at Brighton is a professionally-recognised qualification which leads to exemption from Part 1 of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) examinations.

Start your architecture career at Brighton – your experience will be design-led, research-informed, hands-on and industry-linked, giving you all the skills to join this exciting and important profession.

The degree is a professionally recognised qualification that leads to exemption from Part 1 of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) examinations.

Your tutors are engaged, approachable and professional and are all researchers, creative thinkers and professional architects.

Planning your future career will be an integral part of your study and our links with RIBA South East offer opportunities for one-to-one mentoring with professional architects, helping you to develop skills that will be valued by future employers.

Together with your fellow students you will take part in staging your own series of events through the Brighton Interior Architecture and Architecture Society (BIAAS) student society.

Entry requirements

We are looking for highly motivated and creative students. We will primarily be interested in your portfolio. If your predicted grades fall below these requirements but you can demonstrate a high-quality portfolio, you are still encouraged to apply. We will consider you on an individual basis.

A foundation diploma is not a requirement for entry – it is just one of a range of qualifications that is accepted for admission to this course.

A-levels or BTEC
Entry requirements are in the range of A-level AAB–BBB (136–120 UCAS Tariff points), or BTEC Extended Diploma DDD–DDM. Our conditional offers typically fall within this range.

We will generally make you an offer if your predicted grades are at the top of this range. If your predicted grades are towards the lower end of this range we may still make you an offer if you have a strong portfolio.

International Baccalaureate
34 points.

Access to HE Diploma
Pass with 60 credits overall. Art and design diploma preferred. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 30 credits at merit or above.

At least three subjects at grade 4 or above including English language and maths.

For non-native speakers of English
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.

19 overall (including a 15 in maths).

Portfolio advice
Online portfolios are requested via the admissions portal after applications are received. Applicants will be advised where to send the portfolio to at that time. Applicants should not send or forward portfolio before this.

Your portfolio should be created on a blogging site: Carbonmade, Dropbox or Flickr. Please make sure that the portfolio is publicly viewable and does not require a log in or account to view. The portfolio should include up to 20 images of your work (JPEGs). These should include preparatory drawings and studies as well as finished pieces, and be focused as much as possible on work which you are most actively interested in pursuing. Please note that we do not expect to see architectural work; we are looking for a variety of work in different media showing your ability to experiment and utilise different media and techniques. At least half the images should be non-computer (CAD or other) generated work. You may want to add a brief statement about your images and work, telling us more about the ideas and interests that underpin your current work, and your ambitions.

Fees and funding

Your fees

UK/EU (full-time) 9,250 GBP

International (full-time) 13,920 GBP

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2017–18. Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI (whichever is the greater). The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee. Further details regarding tuition fees are available from the university’s student contract and tuition fee policy (pdf).

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full- or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take.

What’s included in the fee?

When costs such as health or DBS checks, field trips or use of specialist materials are incurred as a mandatory requirement of the course they are included in your tuition fee.

You may incur additional costs depending on the optional modules or activities you choose. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Before you apply check with the school that provides your course using the contact details in the Find out more tab (at the end of this page) for advice about what is included and what optional costs you could face so you can budget accordingly.

See our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as further information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.


Find out more

If you have a question about this course, our enquiries team will be happy to help.01273 644644

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