Key Information

Full-time

3 Years (Lincoln), 1 Year Level 6 only (Hong Kong)

Typical Offer

Available on request

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

ARCARCUB

Key Information

Full-time

Lincoln campus (3 year programme) or Hong Kong SHAPE campus (1 year top-up level 6)

Typical Offer

Available on request

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

ARCARCUB

BA (Hons) Architecture BA (Hons) Architecture

Architecture at Lincoln is ranked in the top 20 overall in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Key Information

Full-time

3 Years (Lincoln), 1 Year Level 6 only (Hong Kong)

Typical Offer

Available on request

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

ARCARCUB

Key Information

Full-time

Lincoln campus (3 year programme) or Hong Kong SHAPE campus (1 year top-up level 6)

Typical Offer

Available on request

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

Course Code

ARCARCUB

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.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and 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 FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Dr Jill Zhao - Programme Leader

Dr Jill Zhao - Programme Leader

Dr Jill Zhao is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. She has previously worked at the University of Edinburgh and internationally for architectural practices based in London, Beijing, and Edinburgh.

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Architecture

The BA (Hons) Architecture explores multiple approaches and design practices and aims to assist students in discovering their own voice as a designer. Much of the assessment is through project-based assignments, integrating theoretical, technical and design work. Students are supported in developing written papers, technical studies and design proposals in the studio environment.

Learning and teaching in the studio is informed by current research and the School promotes the exploration of drawing as a tool of observation, analysis and communication across a range of techniques from hand sketching to sophisticated computer representations. The School’s computer aided design and workshop facilities allow students the opportunity to explore and communicate design using the most up-to-date techniques, both real and virtual.

Professional standards of exhibition presentation are fostered by the course’s association with the School’s Design for Exhibition and Museums course. The evolution of their sketchbook and portfolio can help students to reflect upon their personal and professional development.

This programme is delivered at both Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln and the School of Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Vocational Training Council (VTC) in Hong Kong.

For further information please see the SHAPE website:

http://www.shape.edu.hk/programme.php?id=137519

Although this programme is not validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for exemption from Part 1 of the examination in Architecture in the UK, the BA (Hons) Architecture aims to provide a framework for developing students into enabling, coordinating and integrating designers, rather than a specialist; widely educated persons skilled in both architectural design and architectural technology.

The Level 6 programme delivered in Hong Kong is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications

Welcome to BA (Hons) Architecture

The BA (Hons) Architecture explores multiple approaches and design practices and aims to assist students in discovering their own voice as a designer. Much of the assessment is through project-based assignments, integrating theoretical, technical and design work. Students are supported in developing written papers, technical studies and design proposals in the studio environment.

Learning and teaching in the studio is informed by current research and the School promotes the exploration of drawing as a tool of observation, analysis and communication across a range of techniques from hand sketching to sophisticated computer representations. The School’s computer aided design and workshop facilities allow students the opportunity to explore and communicate design using the most up-to-date techniques, both real and virtual.

Professional standards of exhibition presentation are fostered by the course’s association with the School’s Design for Exhibition and Museums course. The evolution of their sketchbook and portfolio can help students to reflect upon their personal and professional development.

This programme is delivered at both our Brayford Pool Campus, Lincoln and the School of Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE), Vocational Training Council (VTC) in Hong Kong. Prospective candidates can apply to study either at either the Lincoln campus or at Hong Kong SHAPE campus. Visiting and exchange opportunities are provided regularly.

For further information please see the SHAPE website:
http://www.shape.edu.hk/programme.php?id=137519

Although this programme is not validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) or prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for exemption from Part 1 of the examination in Architecture in the UK, the BA (Hons) Architecture aims to provide a framework for developing students into enabling, coordinating and integrating designers, rather than a specialist; widely educated persons skilled in both architectural design and architectural technology.

The curriculum of the BA (Hons) Architecture is mapped onto the RIBA validated BArch curriculum. Students on both the BArch and BA programmes are taught together at the University of Lincoln's Brayford Pool Campus. Opportunities to transfer to the validated BArch programme may be available to exceptional students throughout the programme.

The Level 6 programme delivered in Hong Kong is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

How You Study

In the first year, the undergraduate programme contains intensive programmes of study and project work designed to equip students with basic skills and to encourage individual exploration and co-operative working. Workshops in communication skills are linked to relevant modules introducing graphic, photographic, computing, model-making and verbal presentation techniques.

Team working aims to encourage the sharing of skills and experience and seeks to prepare students to make effective use of the studio learning culture. Project based learning and assessment is designed to provide a platform for problem solving, research and independent learning at all levels.

In the second year, the design, technology and environment, cultural context and communication aspects of the programmes at level one are built upon with the aim of consolidating principles and developing a strong skills and knowledge base for more independent study in architectural design and career development in a professional portfolio of work.

In the third year, independent study is central to the student experience and students have the opportunity to utilise skills developed in cultural, design and architectural technology aspects. Students are located in one of several design studios offering a range of design philosophies or methodologies.

A range of teaching techniques are used throughout the School, including Project based learning, Tutorials, Critiques, Portfolio reviews, Lectures, Seminars, Visits, Workshops and Demonstrations.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost.

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 the society.

During the course, students work on a series of independent and collaborative studio-based projects. They have the opportunity to shape their learning in line with their interests, within the context of the architecture curriculum.

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.

Students are expected to learn important drawing techniques, alongside computer-aided design (CAD), and hands-on modelling and construction.

The course is designed to address the social, theoretical, technical, technological, 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.

The studio is the main laboratory for teaching and learning on this course. In the studio, students work with academic staff who supervise their projects and guide them through the design process.

Lectures and seminars introduce topics such as humanities, environment, and technology. Students may participate in workshops, external visits, and fieldwork.

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

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to build on previous investigations, both formal and abstract, in brief making and other social, political, technical, or cultural research. It encourages the student to formulate a coherent design resolution at an appropriate level of ambition and complexity. In this module students have the chance to employ their experience and understanding to construct a project theme, working method, focus, direction and output as guided by the tutor, within the School’s studio system.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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 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 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.

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

This module aims to build on previous investigations, both formal and abstract, in brief making and other social, political, technical, or cultural research. It encourages the student to formulate a coherent design resolution at an appropriate level of ambition and complexity. In this module students have the chance to employ their experience and understanding to construct a project theme, working method, focus, direction and output as guided by the tutor, within the School’s studio system.

Module Overview

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.

Module Overview

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 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 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

Assessment is through design projects, written papers and technical studies developed in small studio groups under the guidance of a tutor. There is continuous assessment throughout the course via assignments/projects in all modules.

Assessment Feedback

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

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.

For this course assessment is 100% by coursework in each year.

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Studio-based modules will have formative and summative assessments.

Assignment and coursework may include written assignments (essays or dissertation), reports, and design projects.

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will 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 material/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional costs incurred. Mandatory field trip costs are usually 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.

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 material/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional costs incurred. Mandatory field trip costs are usually 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

Entry requirements are available on request, please contact the University.

Entry Requirements 2021-22

Entry requirements are available on request, please contact the University.

For more information about the SHAPE Architecture programme please visit: https://www.shape.edu.hk/programme.php?id=8129827

Accreditations and Memberships

The Level 6 programme delivered in Hong Kong is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Career Opportunities

The BA (Hons) Architecture programme aims to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills for positions in architectural and construction services internationally.

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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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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