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Architecture at Lancaster

Develop an unbeatable mix of practical skills, creative vision
and real-world experience. Your career in Architecture starts here.

Professor Judith Mottram

Professor Judith Mottram

"We’re building our architecture course from scratch: new people, new thinking, new ideas. As such, we are drawing from the best of the past and looking forward to shaping future environments."

Director of the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts 

Strength in research, excellence in teaching

Our academics are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in the built environment, from reducing urban pollution and making our homes smarter to developing ground-breaking building materials and designing healthier homes.

A new £13million research project will include initiatives focused on architecture

As a top ten ranked institution, that is rated gold by the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework, Lancaster has a proven track record for high-quality teaching, excellent teaching facilities, and the good careers our graduates attain.

Engineering building

Your ideas count

Live projects and briefs will be integral to the course. We work with leading national and international architectural and urban design practices.

An inspiring environment

Lancaster has invested over £500m in its modern campus since 2003, with a further £400m planned in the next five years. The University has many award-winning buildings and a commitment to sustainability. From our student eco-residences to our new Health Innovation Campus, you will find inspiring architecture all around you.

Discover our award-winning architecture

Eden North

Eden North

We are passionate about Architecture and exciting new developments in the North West of England.

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A place to call home

The Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA) is the home of our new architecture programmes. The Institute encompasses artdesignfilm, theatre and architecture. LICA is housed in an award-winning building with impressive facilities and equipment. It won the BREEAM Higher Education Award and the Green Apple Environment award in 2012.

A research powerhouse

Architecture programmes at Lancaster will be informed by a fleet of high-powered, impactful research centres that are seeking solutions to the big issues faced the world, now and for the future.

Nick Dunn, Professor of Urban Design, shares his thoughts on why we need to reboot our cities.

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"The world can be saved through design"

Kanye West ventures into the world of architecture with his first project rumoured to be a prefabricated concrete “low income” housing scheme, arguably designed in a Brutalist style. Nick Dunn comments on the housing project and the presence of celebrities in the field. 

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Key Facts

  • BA Hons Architecture

    Full-time, 3 years

    This course will be open for applications for October 2020 entry from September 2019.

    Register your interest now so that we can keep you updated.

  • Master of Architecture (M.Arch)

    Full-time, 24 Months

    We anticipate that this course will be open for applications for October 2021 entry from late 2019, subject to full validation by Lancaster University.

    Register your interest now so that we can keep you updated.

  • Professional accreditation

    It is intended that the BA Hons Architecture will be the first stage (Part 1) of the three-stage process of professional qualification as an architect in the UK.  The M.Arch will be the second stage. The University is seeking prescription of both courses by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to be followed by recognition by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

  • Book an Open Day

    Come and see us at an undergraduate Open Day to meet our staff and students, hear about our new Architecture courses and take a tour of our amazing campus to see where our students live and study.

  • Studying at Lancaster

    Find out more about student life at Lancaster, including accommodation, sport and social life.

  • Enquiries

    Please contact us if you have any questions about the programmes.


    Tel +44 (0)1524 510898

We open for applications from September 2019 to begin studying October 2020.

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