Architecture - BA (Hons)

This undergraduate architecture degree is your first step towards a professional career in architecture as you’ll complete the course with exemption from RIBA Part 1. 

Course details

Through our combination of practical design work, formal teaching and field work, you’ll gain the skills and experience necessary to continue on to complete your RIBA part 2 and 3.

  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

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. 


Entry requirements

a minimum of grades BBB in three A levels, one of which comes from a relevant subject area such as Art, Humanities or the Social Sciences (or a minimum of 120 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification in an art related subject)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent qualification) potential in spatial design, a creative imagination and visual or constructive aptitude a portfolio review

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (Architecture) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Project 1.2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Skills 1.1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Technology 1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (Architecture) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Project 2.2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Skills 2.1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Technology 2 (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (Architecture) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Project Development 3.1 (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Project Resolution 3.2: Comprehensive Design Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Integrated Design Audit (core, 30 credits)