Undergraduate BA (Hons)


Take the first step towards becoming a fully qualified architect. This accredited course fuses practical and technical skills with imagination to encourage your creativity.


Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    16 Sep 2024

Studio time is central to this course. You’ll develop your skills in our extensive studio facilities, which include workshop and computer-modelling software. 

As part of this course, you’ll:

Student work

You can see examples of work from previous students by visiting the Leeds School of Arts festival site or our 2019 Research Yearbook; Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4 & Volume 5.

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Industry events and guest lectures
You’ll have access to external events throughout the course including lectures and workshops. The INSIDE/OUT lecture series brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. You can catch up on previous lectures by visiting the Leeds Arts Research Centre site.

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

Professional experience and development
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. A PEDR will offer support on the pathway to registration or licensure, primarily with the ARB. For more information, please visit our PEDR page.

Becoming an architect
To become a fully qualified architect takes seven years. We offer the professional body recognition that will enable you to progress on to further study in this field. You’ll need to complete a MArch (Master of Architecture) giving exemption from Part II of the RIBA Examination in Architecture. You’ll then complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice, giving exemption from Part III.

Why study Architecture at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. 91% of students were positive about the teaching on BA (Hons) Architecture*
  2. Take the first step towards becoming an architect; this course provides exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA Part I examination 
  3. Industry experienced academics with extensive networks will give you exposure to practitioners, leading consultants, and other experts
  4. Optional Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) Monitoring Service
  5. Access to the Project Office, our own in-house RIBA chartered architectural practice
  6. We have links throughout the region, nationally and internationally with architectural practice

*National Student Survey 2023

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Building a better future for city’s community Senior lecturer, Craig Stott, explains how our university’s Project Office – a RIBA Chartered Architecture Practice based in our School of Architecture – is giving students the opportunity to support not-for-profit and charitable organisations in need of architectural input.