Architects are involved in the design and planning of the buildings and spaces we inhabit: architecture is everywhere and brings together many fields of human endeavour â art, history, physics, engineering and more.
The BArch Hons Architecture degree is an innovative course founded on Loughborough's 100 years of 'theory and practice' culture to foster learning in both the university and the workplace. The degree will allow you to study with allied courses in the school and wider university. This is done to nurture strong design leaders who flourish in architectural practice, with first-rate communication and management skills, as well as substantial multi-disciplinary knowledge and abilities. More specifically the course exploits our internationally-renowned expertise across the built environment disciplines - including engineering, building energy and management.
The course will provide the knowledge and skills for graduates to be exempt from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part I exam. We will seek accreditation from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and RIBA as the programme develops, although full accreditation is normally granted as the first cohort of students graduate. An extended (Masters) version of the course is also being developed and transfer onto this may be possible upon completion of the BArch degree (RIBA Part II). A significant part of the course is studio-based, supported by a dedicated team of architectural practitioners.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Lecture-based modules are assessed by a variety of coursework e.g. sketchbooks, illustrated essays, precedent studies, physical and digital models, technical reports and presentations.
Some first year modules include a written exam. Studio work is primarily assessed through portfolio submission. In addition, regular and student-focused feedback is provided through pin ups, design critics and tutorials.
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