Undergraduate BA (Hons)


From studio design and model-making, to the study of art, history and culture - we'll provide you with the expertise to become an architect.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    20 Sep 2021

Architecture is a dynamic subject involving a wide range of activities, from studio design and model-making, to the study of art, history and culture. It requires imagination alongside practical and technical skills.

Central to this course will be the time you spend in the design studio. You will have access to our extensive studio facilities - including workshop and computer-modelling software - in the award-winning Broadcasting Place, to design and build your projects.

This qualification provides exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination.

The Leeds School of Architecture offers a Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service for graduates with BA (Hons) Architecture, Master of Architecture (MArch) or similar degree. The PEDR is an electronic record of your professional experience, development and competency in the practice of architecture and will offer support on the pathway to registration or licensure, primarily with the ARB. For more information, please visit our PEDR page.

You can also see examples of our students' work on our website or by having a look at our end of year show publication.


The INSIDE/OUT lecture series offers historical, theoretical and critical analyses of art, architecture and design and welcomes internationally recognised practitioners to come and talk about their practice. Find out about forthcoming events on the INSIDE/OUT webpage

You are encouraged to design and make models in our design studio, and to use our computing facilities to design and build your projects. You will learn technical skills in workshops alongside students from our Interior Architecture & Design and Landscape Architecture courses.

Throughout the course there are external events organised by staff, including lectures and workshops, as well as the opportunity for overseas visits, to cities such as Rome, Barcelona, Venice and Amsterdam.

To become a fully-qualified architect takes seven years and we offer the professional body recognition allowing you to continue to further study in this field. You will need to complete a MArch (Master of Architecture) giving exemption from Part II of the RIBA Examination in Architecture. You will then complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice, giving exemption from Part III.

Why study Architecture at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. This qualification is the first step towards becoming an architect and provides exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination 
  2. Our industry experienced academics have extensive networks which will give you exposure to practitioners, leading consultants, and other experts
  3. Take advantage of the option of the Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service
  4. Leeds Beckett is home to Project Office, our own in-house RIBA chartered architectural practice
  5. We have links throughout the region, nationally and internationally with architectural practices
  6. Study within Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north, with 3000 students spread across over 40 courses and 170 years of inspiring, challenging and innovative practices


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