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BArch (Hons) Bachelor of Architecture with Honours BArch (Hons) Bachelor of Architecture with Honours

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.

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Brayford Pool

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Brayford Pool

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Dr Mark Olweny  - Programme Leader

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.

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Welcome to BArch (Hons) Bachelor of Architecture with Honours

The historic city of Lincoln has roots in Roman Britain, providing an inspiring context in which to explore architecture and learn about heritage and archaeology in relation to contemporary architectural design.

The BArch (Hons) Architecture degree aims to prepare students for a career in the exciting field of architectural practice, placing a strong emphasis on design and creativity. The University is part of the well-established RIBA Mentoring Scheme, giving third-year students the opportunity to gain real-world experience with professional architects.

The 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.

The course 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 programmes, and all three parts are required to register as an architect in the UK.

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.

We are designers working to create imaginative and practical building designs. 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 own design approach.

Welcome to BArch (Hons) Bachelor of Architecture with Honours

The historic city of Lincoln has roots in Roman Britain, providing an inspiring context in which to explore architecture and learn about heritage and archaeology in relation to contemporary architectural design.

The BArch (Hons) Architecture degree aims to prepare students for a career in the exciting field of architectural practice, placing a strong emphasis on design and creativity. The University is part of the well-established RIBA Mentoring Scheme, giving third-year students the opportunity to gain real-world experience with professional architects.

The 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.

Please be aware that you will be asked to submit a digital portfolio alongside your application.

The course 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 programmes, and all three parts are required to register as an architect in the UK.

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.

We are designers working to create imaginative and practical building designs. 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 own design approach.

How You Study

On this course, students can study the underlying concepts of architecture and the ways in which a building can meet the needs of its occupants and of society. They are encouraged to learn important drawing techniques, alongside computer-aided design (CAD), and hands-on modelling.

Histories and theories of architecture are introduced in the first year, along with design theory, processes and practices, building construction, environmental design. In the second and third years, students are able to work on a series of independent and collaborative projects, and to shape their learning in line with their interests. These projects aim to prepare students for work in the industry.

The programme 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 session during which you will develop your knowledge and skills. You will undertake projects through a blend of theoretical, practical, individual and collaborative methods. These include, lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and directed studies. This may be augmented by site and live project visits when possible.

What You Need to Know

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.

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How You Study

On this course, students can study the underlying concepts of architecture and the ways in which a building can meet the needs of its occupants and of society. They are encouraged to learn important drawing techniques, alongside computer-aided design (CAD), and hands-on modelling and construction.

The history and theory of architecture are introduced in the first year, along with design processes and practices, building construction, environmental design, and design theory. In the second and third years, students are able to work on a series of independent and collaborative projects, and to shape their learning in line with their interests. For example, second year students can work on live projects providing them with an insight into the profession. These projects aim to prepare students for working in the industry.

The programme aims to release 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.

What You Need to Know

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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of School of Architecture and the Built Envirinment

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, studio, specialist workshop and CAD lab teaching. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like seminars, tutorials, workshops, and studio classes. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework, presentations, and examinations for some students, which may be online.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place (including the dedicated architectural studio spaces, student workrooms, and CAD laboratories) will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university. We will continue to work with relevant professional bodies so that the accreditation of your degree is not impacted.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running certain software, details of which will be provided by your programme team as part of your Welcome Pack. For programmes that require it, we will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at spretlove@lincoln.ac.uk.

Professor Stephen Pretlove

Head of School of Architecture and the Built Envirinment

† 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.

Buildable, Habitable Design 2022-23ARC1004MLevel 42022-23Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles of construction related to human habitation. This includes construction methods, material properties, legislation, climate and human comfort.CoreContextual Design Projects 2022-23ARC1003MLevel 42022-23Students can record preliminary ideas, sketches, analysis, design development, and technical research in their portfolios for discussion at tutorials and presentations. Selected elements of the design can be developed in detail.CoreDesign Process and Communication 2022-23ARC1002MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to give students the opportunity to understand the processes that are commonly used to organise and support study, research, analysis and studio design projects in architecture. It will also explore core communication skills appropriate for a career in architecture.CoreHistory and Theory of Architecture and Design 2022-23ARC1001MLevel 42022-23This module is designed to covers the development of architecture, art and design from ancient times through to the present. Visual research, analysis and presentation techniques can be developed alongside text-based academic techniques.CoreArchitectural Design Projects 2023-24ARC2002MLevel 52023-24Students have the chance to undertake design projects set by the tutor to explore principles, theories, methodologies and concepts. Appropriate working methods are introduced and guided by the tutor. The module is delivered using independent or linked design projects, one of which, because of the level of detail required, may be relatively small in scale. Projects may include housing, landscape, public buildings or the conversion of existing buildings. Defined products are required at intermediate stages and at the end of each project.CoreDesign and Society 2023-24ARC2001MLevel 52023-24This module introduces theories about interior, architectural and urban space. The course recognises that the role of the designer includes not only the considerations of the formal qualities of the designed object or environment in relation to its immediate audience but also encompasses a broader set of responsibilities to society as a whole.CoreIntegrated Design Project 2023-24ARC2003MLevel 52023-24This module is designed to be the culmination of the second level architectural design studies. It acknowledges a number of different approaches within architectural design. Students are expected to complete a medium-scale design project that demonstrates an integrated approach to design, technology and communication. This aims to provide a vehicle for preparing a professional CV and portfolio of work.CoreSustainable Design 2023-24ARC2004MLevel 52023-24Students have the opportunity to develop awareness of the principles and practise of sustainable development and environmental design. This includes the chance to develop an understanding materials, technology, energy usage and social factors.CoreDesign and Society (International) 2023-24ARC2010MLevel 52023-24OptionalInternational Module A Representation and Design 2023-24ARC2006MLevel 52023-24OptionalInternational Module B - Technology and Design 2023-24ARC2007MLevel 52023-24OptionalInternational Module C - Context and Urban Planning 2023-24ARC2008MLevel 52023-24OptionalInternational Module D Theory and Design 2023-24ARC2009MLevel 52023-24OptionalSustainable Design (International) 2023-24ARC2011MLevel 52023-24OptionalArchitecture Research Projects 2024-25ARC3001MLevel 62024-25Students have the opportunity to demonstrate the management of two independent, self-managed research projects. They are expected to take full charge of their programme of study and become increasingly empowered to investigate, interrogate and challenge as they progress.CoreComprehensive Design Project - Detailed Design 2024-25ARC3003MLevel 62024-25Students are expected to develop an outline design into a fully resolved and detailed design for exhibition in the Schools Degree Show. The Comprehensive Design Projects are the culmination of the course, and this module can help to demonstrate students' skill in managing and resolving the complexities of contemporary architectural design within a range of perspectives, issues, and interests.CoreComprehensive Design Project - Technical Studies 2024-25ARC3004MLevel 62024-25This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the technical knowledge and skills useful in-practice. Students have the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of how technology integrates with architectural design and how this relates within a comprehensive design project.CoreOutline Design Project 2024-25ARC3006MLevel 62024-25The Outline Design Project is a vehicle for the student to develop an individual design approach from initial research, through design explorations to a coherent outline building design.CoreProfessional Context 2024-25ARC3005MLevel 62024-25In todays ever changing and highly competitive business environment, if an architectural practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have an understanding of the construction industry and the value its contribution can make to the UK economy. Architectural practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient manner. This can only be achieved by being conversant with contemporary business management strategies, coupled with an understanding of project management within the UK construction industry.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.

Buildable, Habitable Design 2021-22ARC1004MLevel 42021-22Students have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the principles of construction related to human habitation. This includes construction methods, material properties, legislation, climate and human comfort.CoreContextual Design Projects 2021-22ARC1003MLevel 42021-22Students can record preliminary ideas, sketches, analysis, design development, and technical research in their portfolios for discussion at tutorials and presentations. Selected elements of the design can be developed in detail.CoreDesign Process and Communication 2021-22ARC1002MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to give students the opportunity to understand the processes that are commonly used to organise and support study, research, analysis and studio design projects in architecture. It will also explore core communication skills appropriate for a career in architecture.CoreHistory and Theory of Architecture and Design 2021-22ARC1001MLevel 42021-22This module is designed to covers the development of architecture, art and design from ancient times through to the present. Visual research, analysis and presentation techniques can be developed alongside text-based academic techniques.CoreArchitectural Design Projects 2022-23ARC2002MLevel 52022-23Students have the chance to undertake design projects set by the tutor to explore principles, theories, methodologies and concepts. Appropriate working methods are introduced and guided by the tutor. The module is delivered using independent or linked design projects, one of which, because of the level of detail required, may be relatively small in scale. Projects may include housing, landscape, public buildings or the conversion of existing buildings. Defined products are required at intermediate stages and at the end of each project.CoreDesign and Society 2022-23ARC2001MLevel 52022-23This module introduces theories about interior, architectural and urban space. The course recognises that the role of the designer includes not only the considerations of the formal qualities of the designed object or environment in relation to its immediate audience but also encompasses a broader set of responsibilities to society as a whole.CoreIntegrated Design Project 2022-23ARC2003MLevel 52022-23This module is designed to be the culmination of the second level architectural design studies. It acknowledges a number of different approaches within architectural design. Students are expected to complete a medium-scale design project that demonstrates an integrated approach to design, technology and communication. This aims to provide a vehicle for preparing a professional CV and portfolio of work.CoreSustainable Design 2022-23ARC2004MLevel 52022-23Students have the opportunity to develop awareness of the principles and practise of sustainable development and environmental design. This includes the chance to develop an understanding materials, technology, energy usage and social factors.CoreDesign and Society (International) 2022-23ARC2010MLevel 52022-23OptionalInternational Module A Representation and Design 2022-23ARC2006MLevel 52022-23OptionalInternational Module B - Technology and Design 2022-23ARC2007MLevel 52022-23OptionalInternational Module C - Context and Urban Planning 2022-23ARC2008MLevel 52022-23OptionalInternational Module D Theory and Design 2022-23ARC2009MLevel 52022-23OptionalSustainable Design (International) 2022-23ARC2011MLevel 52022-23OptionalArchitecture Research Projects 2023-24ARC3001MLevel 62023-24Students have the opportunity to demonstrate the management of two independent, self-managed research projects. They are expected to take full charge of their programme of study and become increasingly empowered to investigate, interrogate and challenge as they progress.CoreComprehensive Design Project - Detailed Design 2023-24ARC3003MLevel 62023-24Students are expected to develop an outline design into a fully resolved and detailed design for exhibition in the Schools Degree Show. The Comprehensive Design Projects are the culmination of the course, and this module can help to demonstrate students' skill in managing and resolving the complexities of contemporary architectural design within a range of perspectives, issues, and interests.CoreComprehensive Design Project - Technical Studies 2023-24ARC3004MLevel 62023-24This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop the technical knowledge and skills useful in-practice. Students have the opportunity to develop a holistic understanding of how technology integrates with architectural design and how this relates within a comprehensive design project.CoreOutline Design Project 2023-24ARC3006MLevel 62023-24The Outline Design Project is a vehicle for the student to develop an individual design approach from initial research, through design explorations to a coherent outline building design.CoreProfessional Context 2023-24ARC3005MLevel 62023-24In todays ever changing and highly competitive business environment, if an architectural practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have an understanding of the construction industry and the value its contribution can make to the UK economy. Architectural practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient manner. This can only be achieved by being conversant with contemporary business management strategies, coupled with an understanding of project management within the UK construction industry.Core

How you are assessed

For this course assessment is 100% by coursework in 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.

Assessment Feedback

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 on 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.

For this course assessment is 100% by coursework in each year. The way students are assessed on 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 University of Lincolns policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Standard workshop induction costs are usually covered by the University, as are some initial printing and material costs. However, depending on the media/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional material and printing costs incurred.

Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits which may include international trips or a student exchange programme, are at the students own expense.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

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. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Standard workshop induction costs are usually covered by the University, as are some initial printing and material costs. However, depending on the media/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional material and printing costs incurred.

Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits which may include international trips or a student exchange programme, are at the students own expense.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Accreditations and Memberships

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).

Features

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.

Industry Links

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. 

Trips

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. 

Facilities

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



Female student in the Architecture Studio with a model of a building

Portfolio and Applications

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

Career Opportunities

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.

Visit Us in Person

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.

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Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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