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UCL Bartlett School of Architecture is consistently voted the top architecture school in the UK in the AJ100 (Architects' Journal) list. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to the study of architecture; our highly innovative teachers, researchers and students have created a new wave of different architectures.

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Why study Architecture at UCL?

British architectural education began at UCL in 1841, and since then the Bartlett School of Architecture has been at the forefront of the international architectural debate. Situated in the heart of London, the school is able to draw on the capital's countless experts and facilities in the field. Affiliate students are based in our BSc Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies programme, and from within this course have the opportunity to take permitted elective modules from the Architecture, Planning and Project & Construction Management Schools, and in addition to this up to 50% of their studies from across the whole of UCL’s diverse range of departments, delivering the opportunity for students to receive a truly exception and rewarding interdisciplinary educational experience.

What you will gain from study at UCL

You will join a community that is inextricably involved in the production of architectural research, spatial designs, buildings, books and all manner of architectural outputs. This is a school where people constantly design, invent, explore, write, draw, teach, speculate, theorise, film, map, critique, analyse and imagine. With the added opportunity to supplement this broad and hugely creative education, by selecting further modules from across the whole of UCL.

Teaching and assessment

Most of the teaching is via a group tutorial and/or seminar basis with frequent review sessions and assessed through the submission of portfolios (written and design). Other modules are assessed through a combination of coursework, essays and examination and taught through workshops, lectures and tutorials.

Modules in Architecture

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and encouraged to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

None of the BSc Architecture (RIBA part 1 programme) modules are available to students registered in other departments at UCL and we are not able to consider applications from candidates wishing to combine Architecture with another subject. But the non-professionally accredited BSc Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies programme does offer design modules as electives available to both affiliate students and students from other departments.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BARC0085 Historical and Cultural Developments of Cities and their Architecture 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0086 Environmental Design 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0087 Structure, Materials and Forming Techniques 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0092 Making Cities: the Production of the Built Environment 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0094 Design and Creative Practice 1 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0095 Architectural Research 1 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BARC0099 Design Technology 2 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0100 Computing for Design and Creative Practice 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0101 Architectural Practice and Enterprise 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0102 History and Theory of Architecture 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0103 Design and Creative Practice 2 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
BARC0104 Design and Creative Practice 2 (compact) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0105 Architectural Research II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BARC0107 Design and Creative Practice 3 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
BARC0108 Design and Creative Practice 3 (compact) 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
BARC0134 History and Theory of Architecture 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Level 2/3 (FHEQ5/6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BARC0098 Architectural Research III 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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