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Architecture International Year One

This course prepares you for the second year of your undergraduate degree in Architecture at Newcastle University. This course is full time for 3 or 4 terms.

Your course during COVID-19

Please rest assured we make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the programmes, services and facilities described. However, it may be necessary to make changes due to significant disruption.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to guidelines that may be in place from time to time.

View our COVID-19 Study page, which gives information about your Newcastle University study experience for the academic year 2021-22.

See our terms and conditions and student complaints information

Course overview

Interested in progressing to Year 2 of a RIBA-accredited Architecture or RTPI-accredited Planning degree?

This course covers functional, aesthetic and technical aspects of architecture and how to implement this in your designs. You will use computer-aided drawing, but the emphasis is on manual creativity and design skills.

This course is suitable if you:

  • need to improve your English language study skills within the context of architecture
  • want guidance and advice on developing your architecture ideas

Expand your skills and knowledge in various areas through:

  • sketching, drawing and model making
  • a comprehensive design project and the development of an architectural portfolio
  • studying world architecture in its historic context 

You'll also learn how to research, analyse and present your work effectively. Successful completion of this course will lead to you being awarded our Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4).


This course leads to the second year of the following undergraduate degrees at Newcastle University:

Highlights of this degree

Modules and learning

The module and programme information below is for 2022/2023 entry.

Careers and employability

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Find out more about careers and employability at Newcastle University.

Entry requirements

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

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Fees and funding

We offer International Foundation Scholarships to a limited number of gifted students.

Find more information about Fees, Costs and Scholarships.