University of Huddersfield Architecture
Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1) BA(Hons) 2017-18
This course offers you a distinctive approach to the subject of architecture based upon a consideration of places and cultures around the world. You’ll have the opportunity to examine different cultural regions and design your own innovative, beautiful, humane and sustainable architecture in response. You will also have the chance to develop the skills needed to operate in global multidisciplinary design and construction teams, with the support of the latest processes and technology, such as Building Information Modelling.
There are two strands to the course; Architecture and Architecture (International). Both will give you an opportunity to explore the complex regional, cultural, ethical and environmental issues that will underpin your development as an architect. The International strand provides a unique option to do this through an extended field study visit to a non‑European location. Recent visits have included Vietnam, Malaysia, India and China.* Our aim is to help you graduate ready to contribute to a multidisciplinary professional global design and construction team and prepare you for progression to the next stage of your architectural career.
This course is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), which regulates the architects’ profession in the UK, as providing one of the qualifications needed to become an architect. You must register with the ARB to practise using the title ‘architect’ in the UK.
The course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), which provides recognised qualifications to become an architect. The course is designed to enable you to gain exemption from RIBA’s Part 1 Professional Examinations; the first of three parts required to qualify and register with the ARB as an architect.
This course scored 97% for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015, and we’re ranked 6th in the country for Architecture in the Guardian University League Tables 2016.
*If you opt for the International route of the course in the final year, the extended overseas field study visit is compulsory and you will be required to fund your own place. The cost of the trip in recent years has been in the region of £1,400 per student.