Architecture BA (Hons)

Studying Architecture at DMU is about developing the skills and knowledge to have a real impact in our community and the world around us – you will create buildings of the future that offer innovative solutions to the global climate emergency.

Course details

Head of Leicester School of Architecture, Kate Cheyne, discusses why you should study at DMU.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Discover how to bring your designs to life by exploring and experimenting with model-making and software. You’ll be taught by both academic researchers and current practitioners so that current industry thinking feeds into your learning. This course is professionally validated, preparing you for a postgraduate degree in Architecture, which most graduates will progress onto.


Entry requirements

We welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds.

A good portfolio and normally:

Art and Design Foundation or

128 points from at least 2 A levels or

BTEC Extended Diploma DDM or

International Baccalaureate: 32+ Points or

T Levels Distinction

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature and Maths or Science at grade 4 or above.

Pass Access QAA Accredited AHE Diploma with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) and Maths or Science at grade 4 or above

We will normally require students to have had a break from full time education before undertaking the Access course.

We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English and Maths or Science at grade 4 or above.


This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

Students on this course have undertaken DMU Global trips to European cities including Copenhagen, where they explored first-hand historical and contemporary Danish design, and Berlin, which provided the opportunity to examine the city’s art, artists and museums to gain a broader design perspective. DMU Global trips have also taken students further afield to India and New York.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Studio 1: Exploring Architecture 
  • Block 2: Studio 2: Experiencing Architecture 
  • Block 3: Studio 3: Creating Architecture 
  • Block 4: Studio 4: Writing Architecture 
  • Blocks 1 and 2:  
  • Exploring Ethical and Climate Literacy 
  • Contextualizing Architectural Humanities 
  • Block 3 and 4: 
  • Practicing Ethical Design 
  • Applying Climate Literate Design 
  • Blocks 1 and 2:  
    • Design Enquiry and Strategy 

    • Critical and Cultural Thinking 

  • Blocks 3 and 4: 
    • Design Proposition and Synthesis

    • Design Resolution and Professionalism