This degree course offers a multifaceted design-based education that, on successful completion, provides exemption from RIBA 1 – the first stage of a professional qualification in architecture. Typically, graduates go on to RIBA Part 2 and 3 at London Metropolitan University.
Our course is centred on three key themes: the idea and practice of making, an architect’s professional duty of care, and social and environmental responsibility.
You’ll take classes in our well-resourced design studios, where you’ll have the chance to work with high-end analogue and digital printing facilities. You’ll also get access to our textile, ceramic, furniture-making and photography workshops.
We complement formal teaching and field work with practical design exploration. The staff is made up of renowned practitioners who bring a wealth of technical expertise to the table and who provide insight into industry best practices within a constantly evolving arena.
With their combined knowledge of traditional and contemporary practices, and of basic principles and new innovations, they’re well equipped to help you work towards your own developmental goals and to explore potential career paths.
Project work makes up 50% of your final mark in each year, and you’ll be assessed primarily on your achievements, demonstration of competence and the quality of the work in your portfolio.
What our students say
„We did real life projects, went to real places. We were fully immersed in what we were doing. I could call on my tutors whenever I needed their help or advice. I felt very supported. My staff comment on how knowledgeable and skilled I am because a lot of what I learned in architecture at London Met I still use today.”
Demi Owoseje, Architecure BA graduate
„The architecture degree allowed me to present documents at a level that’s not usual in the corporate or tech world – there were definitely aspects that I took from architecture and the course and the lecturers that helped with the business.”
Nathan Maalo, Architecture BA graduate
After the course
Following successful completion of the course, most graduates go on to complete their RIBA Part 2 and 3, and gain a professional qualification in architecture. Previous alumni have worked for companies such as Caruso St John, David Chipperfield Architects, Macreanor Lavington, Tony Fretton Architects and SANAA in Tokyo.
Graduating with this degree provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to work in fields such as interior design, urban design and planning. You’ll leave with a high-quality portfolio of work, an understanding of relevant cultural and social issues, and the research, design, making and presentation skills valued in many design-related professions.