Up to 6 years
Dr Mark Olweny - Programme Leader
Dr Mark Olweny joined the University of Lincoln from Uganda where he was Associate Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment at Uganda Martyrs University. Mark has worked in architectural practice and education in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and Uganda. His research interests relate to architectural education and the student experience, the architecture of Africa, and environmental design and energy performance of buildings. He is particularly passionate about enhancing the student learning experience in architectural education.Academic Staff List
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
† 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.
This programme is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board as providing exemption from Part 1 examinations, which are required to register as an architect in the UK. It is also accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (the Board of Architects Malaysia).
RIBA Mentoring Scheme
Architecture at Lincoln is part of the well-established RIBA student mentoring scheme. Third-year students are paired with architects in the Midlands region and can gain experience over a series of days, providing opportunities for site visits to observe how architects work.
Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment has connections with regional and international companies, such as Lincoln City Council, Laing O'Rourke, and Foster + Partners. These can offer the opportunity to get involved in placements, live projects, site and factory visits, and events. Students may gain a hands-on understanding of construction, fabrication, procurement processes, manufacture, and materials. Furthermore, RIBA East Midlands can offer opportunities for continued professional development events.
As part of the course, you have an opportunity to be part of the Lincoln Architecture and Design Society which organises study and recreational events. The society is supported by academic staff and the Students' Union. The Society usually organises two trips per year - one regional and one international. There may be costs associated with trips.
In addition, there is the opportunity to take part in the well-established Erasmus programme, which enables you to study abroad as part of your course. Please note that students are responsible for their own travel, accommodation, and general living expenses while undertaking study abroad.
Teaching takes place in bespoke studios, information technology suites, and workshops, which are equipped with a range of specialist resources including rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and laser-cutting equipmen
While applicants do not usually attend an interview, they are required to submit a digital portfolio as part of their application. The digital portfolio is a multi-page PDF file that demonstrates the applicant's interest in architecture and design.
Applicants have the freedom to format the digital portfolio in a way that reflects their personality and inner creativity. The portfolio could include any kinds of drawing, illustration, artwork, physical and virtual 3D models, photography, or any related work. Applicants need to caption their works and provide descriptions. It is recommended you include between 7 to 15 pieces of work in the portfolio.
“My time at Lincoln has enhanced the meaning of architecture, allowing me to understand how it impacts people and place. The teaching has helped me to analyse opportunities and constraints in a much more rigorous way. The collaboration with my tutors gave me the support to allow me to succeed.”Callum Pell, BArch (Hons) Architecture student
The BArch (Hons) Architecture forms the first stage of a three-part programme 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 a registered architect. 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 students prepare for job interviews. There may also be the opportunity to receive portfolio advice.
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.Book Your Place
This degree is designed to meet the global challenges of population growth, rapid urbanisation, and climate change.
This course aims to give students the skills required to deliver creative solutions for the challenges facing the global construction industry.
Interior architects shape the spaces in which we live our lives, combining aesthetics with philosophy and function.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.