Architecture BA (Hons)

On completion of this four-year degree you’ll receive exemption from RIBA Part 1 and you’ll be prepared to continue working towards Parts 2 and 3 to register as an architect with the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Course details

Our School of Art, Architecture and Design is first in London for student satisfaction – and we scored 81% for our architecture courses – in the Complete University Guide 2023. This makes us the only school of architecture in London to score more than 80% for student satisfaction in the league table.
  • 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

The foundation year on this bachelor’s course in architecture is an intensive year that will equip you with studio and workshop skills to help you progress on to more in-depth study of architecture in the subsequent three years of your degree. You’ll learn how to make informed decisions about your own work, become a creative practitioner and gain confidence to present and defend your work.

The foundation year will be shared with others studying a degree with a foundation year in our School of Art, Architecture and Design, so the subjects you’ll study will not be directly linked to architecture but you’ll get to explore different creative practices. There is an emphasis on engagement with technology, materials, forms and processes to develop your practical skills in all creative practices within the School. You’ll also attend lectures and seminars that will introduce you to of historical, contemporary and cultural contexts within a range of creative practices.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

Maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

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: Foundation (core, 30 credits)
  • Formats (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Techniques (core, 30 credits)
  • 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)