Our Architecture BA Honours degree is your first step towards qualification as a professional architect.
This design-based degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and provides exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.
You will work on design projects that involve manual and computer-aided drawing and model making and we encourage you to develop your own design style.
You also develop the knowledge to understand the implications of your design decisions.
We offer all qualifications required to become an architect, meaning you can complete your full training in Newcastle.
Newcastle is ranked in the top ten in the UK for architecture in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015 and The Complete University Guide 2016.
We also achieved an impressive 90% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey 2014.
Architecture ranks in the top 100 universities in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015.
Successful completion of this degree satisfies ARB requirements and provides exemption from the RIBA Part 1. This is the first step towards qualifying as an architect.
Following on from this degree, Newcastle University offers further professional qualifications that give unconditional exemption from the RIBA and ARB examinations, taking you to qualification as a registered architect. This means you would not need to change institutions if you choose to continue your architectural education.
See The Route to becoming a Registered Architect below.
You will work with and learn from leading professionals, who will teach you how to think, not what to think.
You are introduced to the design process through a series of study visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge.
These projects increase in complexity during the degree, giving you the opportunity to showcase your growing skills.
During the degree, you will:
You also visit another European city in Stage 2 to explore and record architectural design in another country.
As an architecture student at Newcastle, you will join one of the largest and most dynamic Schools of its kind in Europe.
We are one of the few academic schools in the UK focusing exclusively on the built environment. Our expertise spans architecture, planning, urban design, digital architecture, urban conservation and landscape architecture, bringing breadth and depth to your study programme.
The Architecture Building is located in the Quadrangle, the oldest part of the University campus. Here you will be part of a relatively small student cohort, creating a real sense of community.
Visit the School website to take a virtual tour of architecture facilities at Newcastle University.
Newcastle provides the ultimate case study for our students. The rise and decline of heavy industry, combined with Newcastle’s recent cultural renaissance, have left an architectural legacy that few UK cities can rival.
This constantly evolving city is on your doorstep and we take advantage of our location with a series of study visits to introduce you to the design process.
Completing our Architecture BA Honours degree is your first step towards qualifying as an architect. There are three further stages to qualify as a Registered Architect and you can study them all at Newcastle University.
The course is interesting, engaging and hard but incredibly rewarding work. There is a great sense of community in the architecture school which makes studying really very enjoyable.