How will I study architecture?

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Architecture The Salford Experience

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We're passionate about nurturing the next generation of architects who can become unstoppable in their career.

Our industry-informed curriculums are carefully designed so that you build essential architectural theoretical knowledge and technical skills, but also develop transferable skills that will support you throughout your career and life.

Using this approach, you'll find our architecture courses packed with integrated live project briefs that put you with our industry partners, activities featuring individual and collaborative projects, real-world simulations and practical workshops - all delivered using our immersive studio-based learning environment.

Read on to get a flavour of what to expect when you study architecture with us. 

The Studio Experience

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To help get you career-ready, we’ve created a learning environment that reflects the studio culture architecture professionals typically experience in their roles.

The intelligent, flexible design of our studios enables us to create spaces for industry critiques, guest lectures and practical design sessions.

With computer suites for your digital design work, and workshops packed with high-specification equipment, including laser cutters and 3D printers, we’ve created the perfect environment to bring your design ideas to life.

'Crits' and live briefs

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We use our close industry links to get you involved in live briefs and site visits. We also invite industry to help give you a taste of professional critiques - or 'crits'. as our students call them.

Often delivered in small groups, this immersive way of learning is crucial when studying architecture. Not only do they give you a taste of the real-world role of an architect, they are also a great way to build your confidence, help you evolve your ideas and defend your design decisions. 

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Practical Workshops

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Technical design skills are an essential attribute for every aspiring architect.

During your studies, a series of design workshops will introduce you to the concept and techniques of drawing, modelling and alternative forms of representations of architectural design. We will develop your ability to interpret and produce 2-D and 3-D architectural representations and digital and physical models.

Architecture degree courses at Salford


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An architecture degree course combines creativity, design skills, and critical thinking. If you're preparing to start your journey towards professional status, look no further than our RIBA-accredited degree course.  

Explore BSc (Hons) Architecture

Architectural Design and Technology

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Behind every grand design is a great technique. Our degree in Architectural Design and Technology is a route to a rewarding career where you can turn innovative design concepts into reality. 

Explore our Architectural Design and Technology degree study pathways

BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology with Foundation Year

Architectural Engineering

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Successful architectural design is the sweet spot between technology, science and creativity. As design boundaries are pushed even further, our Architectural Engineering degree can equip you with the skills to develop an exciting career, shaping buildings that are both sustainable and spectacular. 

Explore our Architectural Engineering degree study pathways

BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering

BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering with Foundation Year

Interior Architecture

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Finding imaginative and sustainable uses for buildings in our space-constrained cities is a key challenge for interior architects and designers.  Become part of the solution to this vital urban challenge by studying our unique Interior Architecture degree. 

Explore our Interior Architecture degree study pathways

BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture

BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture with Foundation Year