London Metropolitan University
Key Course Facts
Why study this course?
This is a top-up version of our Architecture BA (Hons) degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.
Advanced Level 6 entry to this course offers you a multifaceted design-based education that, on successful completion, provides exemption from Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) 1 – the first stage of a professional qualification in architecture. Typically, graduates go on to RIBA Part 2 and 3 at London Metropolitan University.
More about this course
In our well-equipped design studios you’ll have access to professional analogue and digital printing facilities. You'll also have access to the furniture, ceramic, textile and photography workshops.
You'll be encouraged to experiment and find your own style as you go about your field work. Practical tasks are complemented by formal teaching within our studios.
The tutors on this course are renowned practitioners who will provide you with technical expertise and insight into industry best practice within a constantly evolving arena. You'll learn a combination of traditional and contemporary practices as well as basic principles and new innovations. This degree will help you achieve your developmental goals and explore potential career paths.
What You Will Learn
Programme content: As a student of Architecture (Top-up), BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have 240 credits from a Higher National Diploma (HND), a foundation degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
- Graduate Degrees
- Undergraduate Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Architecture (Top-up), BA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.
Tuition Fees Architecture (Top-up) BA (Hons)
|England UK||£9250||year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||year 1|
|Channel Islands||£17110||year 1|
Additional fee information
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that you may find helpful for example, optional field trips. The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Average student cost of living in London
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
How to apply
January 1, 2024
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Possible Entry Points:
- year 1 (Default entry point)
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About London Metropolitan University
Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.
Student composition of London Metropolitan University
Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Architecture (with placement year) BArch (Hons)||Loughborough University of Technology||81%||0%||5%||£9250||£25700||163||Loughborough||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture BArch (Hons)||The University of Nottingham||87%||0%||1%||£9250||£26500||171||Nottingham||On campus Full-time|
|Landscape Architecture with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)||Birmingham City University||100%||10%||5%||£9250||£13200||121||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Civil Engineering with Architecture BEng (Hons)||University of Glasgow||78%||0%||5%||£27750||£84080||219||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture BA (Hons)||Kingston University||80%||5%||3%||£9250||£9250||135||Kingston upon Thames||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture BA (Hons)||Ravensbourne University London||52%||10%||3%||£9250||£16500||96||London||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture BA (Hons)||Cardiff Metropolitan University||88%||0%||5%||£9000||£13000||124||Cardiff||On campus Full-time|
|Interior Architecture and Venue Design BA (Hons)||University of Derby||82%||0%||5%||£9250||£14045||107||Derby||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture BA (Hons)||University of Greenwich||66%||5%||19%||£9250||£14500||124||London||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture BA (Hons)||De Montfort University||73%||0%||11%||£9250||£14250||115||Leicester||On campus Full-time|