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School of Architecture and Built Environment


BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

The course provides you with a fully engaging studio design-based education and will allow you to explore your creative design abilities exploiting traditional and modern technologies and materials through all the design stages.

The course provides you with a fully engaging studio design-based education and will allow you to explore your creative design abilities exploiting traditional and modern technologies and materials through all the design stages.

Why choose this course?

The course provides you with a fully engaging studio design-based education and will allow you to explore your creative design abilities exploiting traditional and modern technologies and materials through all the design stages. Students will learn how architecture can shape communities and cultures, developing a deep understanding of sustainable solutions for the Climate Crisis.

Our proven track record of research and industry engagement in the field of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and advanced visualisation/modelling technologies is embedded into the course. As you develop your knowledge of the design process, the use of digital technologies will position you at the cutting edge of today's global construction industry, enabling you to model and manage the full spectrum of design information.

During the course, different trips will be arranged by the school and at Level 6; an International one will allow the students to learn from other countries.


The course BSc (Hons) Architecture is ARB part 1 prescribed and RIBA Candidate course for Part 1

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What happens on the course?

As the first step into professional architect status (Part 1) Our BSc (Hons) Architecture is designed to create a simulation of a professional practice environment. The intimate cohorts allow students to learn in an effective studio environment, where every student has a desk, a pedestal and a workstation-class PC. From 2020 the brand-new studios in the Springfield Campus are designed to operate as a vertical studio, where a fluid layout will allow the students to be inspired from each other in a collaborative environment.


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Everything you need to know about this course!

This course builds on the rich heritage of Wolverhampton and its unique geographic position within the Black Country region of the UK, seen by many as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Settlement in a region is being redeveloped the School of Architecture and the Built Environment collaborates with Local Authorities and Private Companies allowing students to learn and be part of this change.

The new Springfield Campus opens in 2020 is a £100 million project to turn a 12-acre, Grade II listed former brewery, into Europe’s largest specialist Architecture and Built Environment campus, bringing together businesses and the education sector to maximise impact on the economy.

Located north to the new £150 million Transport Hub and 10 minutes walking from the City Campus the new development is acting as the catalyst for economic and social regeneration, in an area with a new proposed residential development will see a mixture of 1,200 city houses and apartments and 60,000 square foot of new retail and commercial space.

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to

Through analysis of user requirements and current knowledge, you will have the ability to generate and effectively communicate comprehensive architectural designs through a range of media, taking into account aesthetics, technical building requirements and environmental impact
You will evaluate and articulate the cultural histories and aesthetic theories of architecture, including how the arts can influence and inform architectural design. You will then implement this knowledge in the development of design concepts.
You will understand the role of the architect as a professional within the construction industry, including their legal responsibilities to operate within standards and codes, the requirement to maintain professional development and their relationship to others within the sector.
You will develop a systematic understanding of how to develop comprehensive design briefs and manage projects to meet complex client/user requirements, ensuring that financial, environmental, social, and economic sustainability techniques are applied to the overall project
You will critically evaluate the role of architecture within the broader domain of urban design, understanding the relationship between people, buildings and communities and how current legislation impacts on the development of the built environment in a national and global context
You will demonstrate the ability to synergise aesthetic form with engineering and material constraints surrounding structure, including critically analysing alternative systems to specify safe, sustainable and cost effective solutions.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21

Additional Course Costs

Voluntary trips
Trip to House of Commons and other estate buildings Student pays (train tickets circa £75)

Other student expenses
Balsa wood, card, glue for models circa £100
Printing circa £200
Drawing equipment, materials and stationery circa £200

Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

2020 Entry

GCSE English and Maths at grade C+/4. No equivalences are accepted. 


  • 128 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades  ABB / AAC
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades DDM
  • Level 4 HNC in a relevant subject discipline with minimum Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits - Distinction 30;  Merit 15
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

All applicants will be required to attend an interview, where a portfolio of your work will be reviewed and you will have the opportunity to visit our excellent facilities. More information on what we expect from a portfolio can be found at

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of a Part 1 qualification.

Tuition Fees Loan Home and EU National):

Most students will be able to apply for loans to help pay for these. Depending on where you live, if you have been to University previously and your circumstances, grants, bursaries and scholarships might also be available. Visit student finance on the website to find out more.

EU students applying for the 2020/21 academic year:

The UK Government has confirmed that EU students will continue to be eligible for 'home fee status' for entry in September 2020, and will continue to have access to financial support available via student loans for the duration of their course. For more information take a look at the website to find out more.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay. For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund. for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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