Study Architecture at Salford
Has the pandemic got you thinking more about the environment around you? Has more time indoors had you dreaming about more imaginative interior spaces? If you are looking for a degree that combines creativity, design and critical thinking, look no further than architecture.
Architects shape the world around us, as they balance creativity and critical knowledge to transform and grow our cities and built environment. A highly-valued profession in many sectors, architects work with governments, major organisations, design practices and engineering consultancies throughout the world.
Led by international expert tutors, Salford is proud to be a leading regional centre for architecture. Through our enviable location close to buzzing central Manchester, our strong industry links, and our studio-based learning experience, we ensure that you study architecture in an inspiring, engaging way.
Architects are highly-valued professionals, working widely with organisations, engineers, construction partners and design practices, to design new buildings, modify existing structures, and advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties.
Explore our RIBA-accredited architecture course
In many space-constrained cities, finding imaginative and sustainable uses for existing buildings is a key challenge for architects and urban designers. Interior architects apply their creativity, knowledge and skills to find solutions for contemporary urban life.
Explore our interior architecture courses
Architectural engineers are vital members of any successful building project team. Making the connection between architecture and engineering, they apply science, technology and creativity to combine a building's systems and components to ensure they work in harmony.
Explore our architectural engineering courses
Start your journey with an open day
Choosing what to study at university can be a big step.
Learn more about studying architecture by visiting our next Open Day.
You can speak directly to course leaders, ask questions, explore course modules and consider your options.
What do I need to include in my portfolio?
A portfolio is a collection that will form a representation of the work you have developed throughout your studies (A levels, BTEC, or any other art/design-related subject) or in your own time.
The portfolio does not need to be architectural, but we like to see an interest or affinity with architecture in your work. You may include a range of your work, from freehand drawing/sketching to 3D work to visual or conceptual ideas.
How will I be assessed during my course?
You will be assessed using a combination of design projects, essays, design portfolios, exams, case study analysis, and precedent studies, so you can truly demonstrate your abilities.
Which facilities will I have access to?
As an Architecture student at Salford, you will learn in the purpose-built design studios in our flagship New Adelphi building. You will also have access to our workshops which house high specification equipment, including laser cutters and 3D printers.
What is the difference between an Architect and an Architectural Engineer?
An architect is trained to focus more on the artistry and design of a building, whilst an Architectural Engineer focuses on the technical and structural side of the build, applying science and technology to the real world in order to enhance our standard of living and quality of life.
Got another question?
We know that deciding which direction to take your architecture studies is a big step. If you have any further questions, our friendly team will be happy to answer them for you.
Contact us via email at email@example.com or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).
WHY STUDY ARCHITECTURE AT SALFORD
Build practical design and analytical skills with hands-on learning in our professional studio environment. Designed to reflect, this is the perfect place to find inspiration, make friends, collaborate, and share ideas
Experience live industry briefs, guest lectures and our annual degree show, where you'll have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals and make those first steps in your architecturecareer
Learn in an environment informed by current industry practice and impressive academic research, developing fantastic career prospects in architectural practices, design agencies and engineering consultancy firms
CAMPUS LIFE. BIG CITY BUZZ.
Did you know our Peel Park campus is set in 46 square kilometres of lush, green space to enjoy? But we're also just over a mile from the big city buzz of Manchester - offering world-class culture, exciting events, superior sport and legendary nightlife. Together, it creates one unrivalled student destination.