Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K100

Course Code

ARCBOAUB

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.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Part-time

Up to 6 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

K100

Course Code

ARCBOAUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

We have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our Coronavirus page or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Mark Olweny  - Programme Leader

Dr Mark Olweny - Programme Leader

Dr Mark Olweny joined the University of Lincoln from the Uganda Martyrs University in Uganda where he was Associate Dean of the Faculty of the Built Environment. Mark has worked in architectural practice and education in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, and Uganda. He has published in areas related to architecture in Africa, architectural education in sub-Saharan 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. It is also accredited by the Lembaga Arkitek Malaysia (the Board of Architects Malaysia).

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 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.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Students 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.

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Students 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.

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This 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.

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This 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.

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Students 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.

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This 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.

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This 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.

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Students 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.

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Students 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.

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Students are expected to develop an outline design into a fully resolved and detailed design for exhibition in the School’s 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.

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This 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.

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The 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.

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In today’s 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.

† 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.

How you are assessed

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 Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course 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 student’s own expense.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 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 will have an opportunity to be part of the Lincoln Architecture and Design Society which leads in organising 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.

In addition, there is the opportunity to take part in a 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. There may be costs associated with trips.

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

Applicants do not usually attend an interview, but are required to submit a digital portfolio alongside their application.

A digital portfolio is a multi-page PDF file that demonstrates the applicant's interest in architecture and design.

Applicants have the freedom to format it 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 to include between 7 to 15 pieces of work in the portfolio.

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.

At the end of my BArch degree, I was thrilled to be nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects president’s bronze medal, giving me the confidence to take an open approach to design.

Lyndsy Hutchinson, BArch (Hons) Architecture graduate

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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