Study Architecture at Salford


Have the events of 2020 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 QS world-ranked 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.


If you're struggling to decide between architecture courses, or you want to know what differentiates one course from another, we have created a course comparison infographic to help make sure you get all the information you need to find the right course for you.



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.

See our Portfolio Submission Guide >>

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.

Hear from BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology student Ruhi Shah about her experience on the course.

Watch Ruhi's video >>

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.

Architectural Design and Technology students are based in our Maxwell building, with specialist design studios, presentation suites, and computer suites. 

Explore our Architecture studios >>

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 or phone +44 (0)161 295 4545 (9am-5pm).



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


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.

Ready to apply on UCAS?

If you are ready to apply for one of our architecture courses, here are some UCAS quick links

BSc (Hons) Architecture

BSc (Hons) Interior Architecture

BSc (Hons) Architectural Design and Technology

BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering