International Foundation in Architecture

Architecture International Foundation

UCAS Code: No Code (full time: 3 or 4 terms)

Course Overview

This design-led course prepares you for your undergraduate degree in Architecture at Newcastle University.

Close up of architectural models from student Architecture final show.

Interested in progressing to Year 1 of a RIBA-accredited Architecture or RTPI-accredited Planning degree?
This course introduces you to an explorative and creative route into architecture. You will explore key aspects of architecture such as space, materiality and aesthetic qualities.
This course is suitable if you:
  • need to improve your English language study skills within the context of architecture
  • want to increase your subject knowledge of architecture
Expand your skills and knowledge on various projects and tasks including:
  • from two to three dimensions
  • sketching and drawing
  • constructing physical models
You will also learn how to research, analyse and present your work effectively thanks to your improved language and communication skills.
Successful completion of this programme will lead to you being awarded our International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3).
You can read our INTO Newcastle Architecture Yearbook 2017-18‌ (PDF: 7MB)  to see the work our students produced.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2019/20 entry

Core modules (80 credits)

Specialist modules (40 credits)


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 2020 entry.




You're guaranteed a place on one of our designated undergraduate degrees at Newcastle if you successfully complete the International Foundation in Architecture.

As a successful pathway student, you’ll have access to a number of Newcastle progression options. Each progression option will follow a specific pathway and specific requirements for both English/study skills and overall grade. You’ll also find some courses have specific requirements, such as:

  • successfully completing an interview;
  • having previously studied a relevant discipline;
  • having previously completed a degree; or
  • having IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in English language

Your progression options:

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

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.


Fees & Funding

2019-2020 fees


June 2019 start (4 terms) £24,890

September 2019 start (4 terms) £24,890

September 2019 start (3 terms) £19,995

January 2020 start (3 terms) £19,995

The above tuition fees do not include the following.

Studio fee


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:

  • 3 terms will cost approximately £210 per academic course
  • 4 terms will cost approximately £270 per academic course


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


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

Visit our International Preparation Course website for more details.



How to apply

To apply online visit our INTO application form

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