Teaching and Learning
We combine traditional lecture-based teaching with workshop and design studio sessions.
Project-based learning is the basis of architecture education, and the studio is where this learning takes place. From the very start you will be involved in a variety of projects.
Skills in computing and visual studies will be developed through workshops related to studio projects.
The course has strong links with architectural practices across the North West and involves architectural practitioners in teaching.
Coursework and Assessment
Assessments are designed to provide you with feedback on your progress in understanding the subject and in developing essential skills.
Methods include project reviews, assignments, essays, and online assessments.
We are one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers.
BA Architecture graduates are highly valued for their confidence and creativity, and benefit from our strong links with national and international architectural practices.
They have gone on to successful careers in areas including architecture, project management, urban design, advertising, real estate, art and design, web design, art history, estate management, and banking.
Top employers of our BA Architecture graduates include Aedas, AR, Atkins, BDP, BroadwayMalyan, Foster + Partners, Hawkins\Brown, and Sheppard Robson.
Qualifying as an architect normally requires a combination of five years study at university and a minimum of two years practical experience before completing a final examination.
Many graduates study our Master of Architecture (MArch) course, which is recognised as a Part 2 qualification by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
For more information, see Careers and employability