Architecture BSc (Hons) (K100)


Coventry University

Architecture BSc (Hons)

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 60%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury 55% 55%
Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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Architecture remains one of the most enjoyable and rewarding professions; in designing new spaces and buildings around our everyday lives and needs, you will be challenged intellectually, artistically and creatively. You can make a major positive contribution to society by shaping our environment and surroundings, leaving a lasting impact and legacy.

Professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this course adopts a hands-on approach to learning with a focus on imagination, communication and context. We run skills sessions to support drawing and model making as an integral part of studio work. You will also have access to excellent workshops in the Graham Sutherland Building, run by specialists in the areas of woodworking, clay modelling and digital craft processes.

Coventry is ranked among the 11 best universities in the country for ‘Architecture’ in the Guardian University Guide 2018, and our graduates are highly regarded in the profession. They can be found working in leading architectural practices, including Aedas RHWL, Faulkner Browns Architects, C.F. Møller Architects and Schmidt Hammer Lassen.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.


Course information

This course seeks to equip you with the knowledge and expertise to create architectural designs that balance human needs with the integrity of the environment, satisfying aesthetic and technical demands.

You should gain a comprehensive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, while embracing conservation, sustainability and environmental issues.

Year one:

The first year introduces you to the fundamentals of architecture including design, technology, communication and cultural context, with a look at the history and theory of architecture. We will teach you methods of hand drawing, sketching, model making and orthographic drawing as generators of creative exploration.

Through studio-based design projects, we aim to improve your understanding of the relationship of space, place, proportion and scale within the context of human needs and the physical site. You will also investigate architectural design further in relation to environmental design and human wellbeing aligned with materiality, construction and technology.


  • Design, Process, Communication
  • Comprehensive Design
  • Cultural Context
  • Construction and Environment
Year two:

In the second year, you will consider the importance of the tectonics of architecture and explore the wider holistic contextual implications of emerging contemporary urban planning. You should start to make informed choices about materials, structure and environmental design, using 3D modelling and digital drawing software as a tool for architectural exploration.


  • Design, Process, Communication 2
  • Comprehensive Design 2
  • Construction, Technology and Environment
  • Cultural Context 2
Placement year:

After your second year, you have an opportunity to take a sandwich year, studying abroad or on a professional placement.

Students have gained professional placements at practices in Latvia and Austria and studied in Milan, Valencia and Hildesheim.

Final year:

The final year consolidates your earlier learning and provides an opportunity to undertake a comprehensive design project that incorporates the core subjects of design, technology and environment and reflects your own emerging design philosophy.

You will focus on the whole design process on a brief directly related to the city of Coventry and the urban fabric. For example, past students have worked on a Council House for the City and a Centre of Peace and Reconciliation.

You will have the opportunity to exhibit in our Degree Show and New Designers in London. Students also have opportunities to exhibit work in venues in the City of Coventry, building skills and confidence in presenting work to the public.


  • Exploratory Project
  • Comprehensive Design 3
  • Cultural Context 3
  • Construction, Technology and Environment 3
  • Integrated Collaborative Practice

Why choose this course?

This innovative course has been designed to respond to the challenges of the environmental, economic and social climate of the early 21st century. Coventry is a vibrant, connected city, internationally known for its Centre of Trust, Peace and Social Relations. Increasingly, we connect with this research expertise to encourage human-centred solutions which explore the complexity of contexts in which architecture is made. You will have the opportunity to engage in the full depth and breadth of contemporary architectural education.

We have strong links with a growing network of West Midlands practices including IDP Group and Design Buro, many of whom provide input to course management and development as members of our Architecture Advisory Board. We work with the RIBA West Midlands through the student mentoring scheme which provides placements for students, and are part of the new initiative ‘Learn It, Earn it’ which connects students directly with practitioners through a series of talks each year.

These industry connections also provide opportunities for professional placements and collaborative projects. Previously, students have worked with organisations including Theatre Absolute, The Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and Coventry Canal Trust.

Based in the School of Art and Design, the course instinctively draws expertise from the wide range of creative disciplines on offer. We believe in collaboration – merging studies in art, history and theory, studio and tectonics – providing opportunities to connect with architects, engineers and built environment professionals.

You will be taught by staff with significant professional experience, having worked in Austria, Argentina, Ghana, Uganda, Nepal and the UK. They have worked in conservation, healthcare, education and housing on commercial, residential, community-led participatory projects, and some are competition winning architects.

Teaching is strongly committed to context and materiality, inspired by the rich context of the city of Coventry, reflecting the historical and contemporary background of the city as an industrial hub and international centre for peace and reconciliation.

Centred around studio practice, your learning will encompass design, technology, cultural contexts and communication, together with professional practice. We will aim to develop your understanding of the relationship between global issues, local context and the reality of architecture. 

International experience opportunities

Coventry School of Art and Design has a multinational population and you will be working alongside students from all over the globe. The gathering of nationalities gives each course cohort a unique identity through the exchange of knowledge of place, which students bring from home. We actively encourage you to make connections and comparisons from your own experiences and explore synergies and contrasts together.

Architecture is, by the nature of the discipline, international, accessible through references and precedents. International study visits for each year are embedded in learning and form the basis of comparison with Coventry through study of culture, urban pattern, networks and scale. Past destinations have included Barcelona, Valencia, Rome, Paris and Berlin. We have had the opportunity to visit neighbourhoods with local architects who have detailed insights into the cultural and historical stories of place, to large scale public buildings such as the Opera House in Valencia.

You will have an opportunity to spend a year studying or working abroad. We have direct links with countries in Europe and beyond, including practices and universities in Canada, USA, Germany, Netherlands and Spain. Previous students have gone to work with practices including Schmidt Hammer Lassen in Copenhagen and Singapore. We are currently exploring opportunities for digital overseas learning in Iraq and Malasyia.


How much does it cost?

Full-time Home and EU: 

September 2018

  • £9,250 (per year)

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