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Architecture online open day

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

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Welcome to Architecture

Des Fagan welcomes you to this Digital Open Day. Watch our video to discover more about studying this subject at Lancaster University.

What you need to know

Here you can find out all you need to know about studying Architecture at Lancaster University.

Any questions?

Our student ambassadors and staff are ready to answer your questions. Our student ambassadors would also love to share their experiences of studying and living at Lancaster. Why not ask them a question?

Download the subject guide to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Architecture, and what you'll study.

Award winning eco-building

Set close to woods and ponds, our brand new, specialist Architecture studio opened in October 2020. It is adjoined to the Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts which won the BREEAM Higher Education Award and the Green Apple Environment award in 2012.

Explore the LICA Facilities with our academics.

The LICA building is the hub, the heart, and the home of Architecture, Theatre, Design, Fine Art, and Film Studies at Lancaster University.

Design a city using recycled materials! Download a PDF worksheet.

A Career in Architecture

Lancaster University places a strong emphasis on providing opportunities to gain the skills, experience and support that will enable you to fulfil your career ambitions, which is why our students are so successful at gaining professional level work after they graduate. You will be taught by professional architects, and throughout the course, we aim to include site visits and field trips, as well as opportunities to meet and work with Architecture practices.

While many students on this programme will wish to become an Architect, a degree in Architecture also provides a platform to start a career in related jobs in the field such as urban design, planning, conservation, property developing and other design areas.

The Architecture course is designed to prepare you for the first stage of your professional career, with a strong understanding of building design and construction including the technical components and processes of realisation. This includes construction detailing, materials, specification and technological innovations in architectural technology.

Professional Accreditation

Both our BA (Hons) Architecture (Part I) and M Arch Master of Architecture (Part II) are prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

The BA (Hons) Architecture is intended to be the first stage (Part I) of the three-stage process of professional qualification as an Architect in the UK. We are introducing a Master of Architecture programme, which will form the second stage (Part II). Our prescription by the ARB will be followed by validation by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). We anticipate that this will be confirmed after a RIBA validation visit during 2022/23, which will be the final year of study for our first cohort of undergraduate students.

The third stage of the process of professional qualification is gaining professional experience.

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