International Year One in Architecture

Architecture International Year One

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

Course Overview

This course prepares you for the second year of your undergraduate degree in Architecture at Newcastle University.

A close-up of a three dimensional model produced by a student.

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).

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 (120 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.




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

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. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

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.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

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.

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

Studio fee

An extra charge of £400 per year fee for art-based courses.


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


We offer International Year One 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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