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Study the practice of designing buildings, spaces and places.

About Architecture at Newcastle

If you’re interested in your surroundings, how we conserve buildings, or you want to design buildings, our degrees could be for you. We use design projects, historical examples and theoretical ideas to support your understanding of how architecture and cities can be developed.

Take the first step towards qualification as a professional architect and study our accredited Architecture BA Honours degree. You'll leave with your own design style and distinctive way of working.

Study our Architecture and Urban Planning BA to learn how to design the built environment around us with a focus on people and climate, tailoring the course to your interests

With a constantly evolving city on your doorstep, Newcastle is the ultimate case study for understanding the built environment.

What we offer

Professional accreditation: Our architecture courses are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Purpose-built workshops: You will have access to a fully equipped analogue workshop and casting space as well as state-of-the-art digital fabrication facilities, including 3D printers: a CNC router; and laser cutters.

Access to design studios: Our architecture students have access to the design studios including CAD facilities and drawing boards.

Expert faculty: We offer a breadth of expertise from leading professionals and practices enabling you to engage with the latest knowledge and world-leading research helping you to build your future career.

Your career path

We will help you to develop a range of transferable skills that employers look for in new graduates.

The BA in Architecture is the first step towards qualification as a professional architect. The majority of our graduates choose to follow their degree with a year’s employment as an architectural assistant in an architect’s practice.

Graduates also go into fields such as:

  • urban design
  • landscape architecture
  • property development
  • construction management
  • planning
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Find your place in the world

Newcastle University offers an outstanding student experience and a world-class education for life. Our commitment to academic excellence is demonstrated through our position in global rankings. We have a world-class reputation for research excellence.