School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Architecture
UCAS Code: K100
Start Date(s): September
Three years full-time
UK - £9,250 per year
International - £12,600 per year
- This course has ARB Part 1 prescription, and recommended unconditional Part 1 Validation from the RIBA*
- You will work on several live projects across Greater Manchester and potentially abroad over the three year degree
- You will be taught in purpose built design studios located in our brand new New Adelphi building. These carefully designed spaces house the specialist equipment and tools you’ll need to inspire your creativity and execute your ideas
- International students can apply
Having recently achieved recommended unconditional Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects* (RIBA), this course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the Architects Registration Board and provides the crucial first stage in your seven-year education to become a chartered architect.
Working on live briefs across Greater Manchester and beyond, you will study the theories, techniques and technologies that influence and shape the built environment for its users. Studio work in our new facilities constitutes at least half of assessed work, in addition to contemporary academic modules in related areas. Our carefully designed open plan studio provides an inspiring environment for you to develop your ideas and allows architecture students from across all three years of the course to work collaboratively and share ideas and best practice. Additionally, field study visits form an important part of this course and may be both in the UK and abroad.
Ranked 5th in the UK and 36th in the world for Architecture and Built Environment teaching (QS world ranking 2017), the School of the Built Environment is committed to ensuring that the knowledge you develop and the skills you learn will prepare you for the next stage of your journey, whether that be in industry or further study.
Here at the University of Salford we have an active architecture student society that organises extra-curricular trips abroad as well as additional study sessions. Follow Architechnique on Facebook and Instagram to see what they get up to!
*subject to confirmation by the RIBA Education Committee
This course will develop and inform your understanding of the skills needed to practice as a chartered architect. Having recently achieved recommended unconditional Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects* (RIBA) and designed to satisfy the requirements of the Architects Registration Board (ARB criteria for Part 1 and the QAA benchmark statement), this course provides the crucial first stage in the seven-year education of an architect.
Encompassing planning and pre-design, design, construction, operation and re-construction; this course will offer an opportunity for students from different courses to study together through multi disciplinary projects. The course promotes an action learning approach, with a focus on the workplace and current practice-based developments.
In your first year you will develop a basic understanding of architectural spatiality and the relationship between form/space/material/tectonics. Studio-based modules will be complemented by lecture and seminar based modules which will challenge you to think creatively and mould your own ideas.
Modules may include:
- Design Studio 1A
- Design Studio 1B
- Design Representation and Modelling
- History and Theory of Architecture 1
- Principles of Architectural Structures
- Introduction to Building Services and Systems
During your second year of the course you will consider the performance of buildings from different perspectives and learn how to design according to performance criteria, linking this with conceptual frameworks. As the year progresses, the focus of design moves to a more urban scale, whilst history and theory modules develop in complexity. An optional overseas study visit also takes place during your second year.
Modules may include:
- Design Studio 2
- History and Theory of Architecture 2
- Construction Technology in Architecture
- Performance Modelling and Integrated Design
- Principles of Sustainable Built Environments
- Multidisciplinary Project
In your final year you will apply and combine all the theoretical concepts and technical and creative skills that you have developed throughout the course in an architectural design project. You will also study additional modules ensuring that you are well prepared to continue onto the second stage of your architecture education.
Modules may include:
- Design Studio 3
- Design Research Project
- Re-creating the City - Re-use and Regeneration
- Design Studio 4
- Practice Management and Law
- Environmental Architecture Technology
Please note, exact modules may vary in order to keep content current. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the modules you will study on or before the start of the programme.