BArch (Hons) Architecture
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
3 - 6 years
Full time, Part time
EUR 16,200 *
Earliest start date
* per level, for international students | home/EU students: £9,250 per level
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The BArch (Hons) degree aims to prepare students for a career in the exciting field of architectural practice, placing a strong emphasis on design and creativity. Based in the historic city of Lincoln with roots in Roman Britain, the University's location provides an inspiring context in which to explore architecture.
The Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment is a cooperative, multidisciplinary environment for sharing ideas, which aims to support students in discovering their design approaches. There is a strong emphasis on design and creativity and the course aims to prepare students for a global career in the exciting field of architectural practice.
The course forms the first stage of a three-part program of education and training for aspiring architects. The University of Lincoln also runs RIBA / ARB Parts 2 and 3 programs, and all three parts are required to register as an architect in the UK.
"This information was correct at the time of publishing (July 2023)"
How You Study
In this course, students study the underlying concepts of architecture and the ways in which a building can meet the needs of its occupants and society. They are encouraged to learn important drawing techniques, alongside computer-aided design (CAD), and hands-on modeling,
Histories and theories of architecture are introduced in the first year, along with design theory, processes and practices, building construction, and environmental design. In the second and third years, students can work on a series of independent and collaborative projects and shape their learning in line with their interests. These projects aim to prepare students for work in the industry.
The program aims to bring out your creative potential, explore design processes, and lay a foundation of cultural and technical knowledge. Students have the opportunity to participate in practical explorations of materials and construction techniques which can lead to adventurous designs.
The course is designed to address the social, theoretical, and contextual issues of living in the contemporary city. Design projects aim to build confidence in responding with imagination, humanity, and concern for the environment.
As an architecture student, you will spend time in dedicated studio sessions during which you will develop your knowledge and skills. You will undertake projects through a blend of theoretical, practical, individual, and collaborative methods. Learning methods include lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and directed studies. This may be augmented by site and live project visits when possible.
- Buildable, Habitable Design (Core)
- Contextual Design Projects (Core)
- Design Process and Communication (Core)
- History and Theory of Architecture and Design (Core)
- Architectural Design Projects (Core)
- Design and Society (Core)
- Integrated Design Project (Core)
- Sustainable Design (Core)
- Architecture Research Projects (Core)
- Comprehensive Design Project - Detailed Design (Core)
- Comprehensive Design Project - Technical Studies (Core)
- Outline Design Project (Core)
- Professional Context (Core)
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How You Are Assessed
For this course, assessment is 100% by coursework each year. The way students are assessed may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports, and projects, or reviews of creative output.
The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics return in-course assessments to students promptly - usually within 15 working days of the submission date.
Methods of Assessment
The way students are assessed in this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports, and projects, or reviews of creative output. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year
The course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board as providing an exemption from Part 1 examinations, which are required to register as an architect in the UK.
Scholarships and Funding
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
Program Tuition Fee
The BArch (Hons) Architecture forms the first stage of a three-part program of education and training for aspiring architects. The University of Lincoln also runs RIBA/ARB Parts 2 and 3 courses, which students must successfully complete to become registered architects. Lincoln graduates work all over the world in public and private practice, in planning, housing, and design-based professions. During the course, mock interviews take place to help you prepare for job interviews. There may also be the opportunity to receive portfolio advice.
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