Architecture Grad Dip with Pre-Sessional English

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

Full time: 12 months
Start dates: June or September


Our Architecture and Landscape Architecture Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English enables you to study one term of English language followed by academic study in architecture.

This course will focus on improving your language and academic skills for direct entry into a Master’s degree at Newcastle University. It includes a Pre-Sessional English language module to help prepare you for studying in the UK.

Successful completion of this course offers you progression to a range of postgraduate degrees in architecture, planning and landscape at Newcastle University.

You will be introduced to complex architectural settings on this course. The level is equal to the final year of a related BA degree.

This course is suitable if you:

  • need to upgrade your undergraduate degree ready for postgraduate study in the UK
  • want to increase or update your subject knowledge
  • need intensive language preparation to equip you with the English language skills required for international study

If you pass this course you'll receive an International Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ Level 6).


This course is brought to you by INTO Newcastle University. We're in partnership with INTO to provide diverse study options for international students. For more information see our International Preparation Courses website.

Choosing this course means that you'll get:

  • quality-assured university course
  • full Newcastle University status
  • conditional offer on a designated postgraduate degree at Newcastle
  • a campus-based course with access to university facilities
  • active learning in your subject areas with guidance on appropriate study methods
  • a very supportive study environment

‌‌The design projects you will work on suit a variety of backgrounds and include elements like:

  • architectural design
  • urban planning
  • landscape architecture

You can read our INTO Newcastle Architecture Yearbook 2017/18 to see the work our students produced.

The flexibility of the projects mean that they offer a variety of progression routes. You can develop your specialist interest depending on the progression route you have in mind.

You'll be in class for 21 hours a week. We have a maximum of 16 students per class for English language teaching.


This course has both formal and informal assessments. They'll help you build on your successes and meet the entry requirements needed for postgraduate study at Newcastle. Assessment methods will include:

  • an architecture portfolio
  • a design project
  • written assignments 
  • group project work 
  • oral presentations
  • written examinations

The research component assesses your final written research project.

Your English language and communications skills assessments include:

  • written assignments
  • oral presentations
  • interviews
  • written examinations


You're guaranteed a place on one of our designated postgraduate degrees at Newcastle if you:

  • successfully complete the Architecture and Landscape Architecture Graduate Diploma
  • meet the entry requirements for your selected degree course


Related Degrees

  • Architecture and Landscape Architecture Graduate Diploma

    Our Architecture Graduate Diploma will prepare you for architecture-related Master's study at Newcastle.

  • Architecture, Master of (MArch)

    Our Master of Architecture (MArch) is centred on studio work that is intended to stretch the boundaries of your design imagination. It is a modular course based on design project work, supported by lectures and seminars that examine the theoretical, practical and material dimensions of architecture.

All related programmes


Modules for 2019/20 entry

Subject modules (80 credits):

Language module (40 credits):

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2019 entry will be available from autumn 2018.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The above tuition fees do not include the following:

Enrolment fee

An extra charge of £150 per academic course, charged on confirmation.

Text books

The cost of your text books varies depending on how many terms you study:

  • 4 terms will cost approximately £290 per academic course

Studio fee

An extra charge of £400 for the use of the studio for your architectural studies.

Airport pick-up

Studying overseas is a big step and we can arrange to pick you up from the airport. We'll meet you at Newcastle International Airport and take you to your accommodation. This is an optional service at a cost of £35.

If you're under 18 you must use our airport pick-up service, or agree alternative arrangements with us in advance. We've got an under 18 policy that you might find useful.


Accommodation is not included in the fees. View your INTO Newcastle accommodation options.

How do I pay?

You can pay by bank transfer or by credit card. You can contact INTO Newcastle for bank transfer details.

Entry Requirements

To study on this course you need to meet the following entry requirements.

How to Apply

You can apply online through the INTO Newcastle application form.

You will need to create a free account to apply for your chosen course. You can apply for accommodation at the same time as the course.


If you want to find out more, you can contact us in a variety of ways.

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