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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

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About Architecture at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: 2,400

Optional Estimate: 1,400

How are these costs calculated?

Included in this section are course materials, software, digital SLR camera, laptop, model making expenses, printing 3D printing. None of these modes of production are compulsory, and the manner in which items are acquired can result in significant savings, e.g. the re-use and recycling of available materials in the production of models. There is some requirement to print, but most submissions are digital. All materials, printing (2D 3D), laser cutting etc. are charged at cost within the institution. The one off acquisition of a camera and laptop for the duration of the course is spread evenly across the three years. It is possible to work on university machines and to hire cameras, thus alleviating the costs incurred on some of these items.

Placement Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £600

Optional Estimate: 1,500

How are these costs calculated?

Each BA year has a 5 day optional study trip abroad. An equivalent trip to a city in the UK is designed for those unable to travel for any reason. One might expect the UK trip to attract between £100-200 of expenditure on travel, food and accommodation. The anticipated annual cost of a foreign study trip is in the area of £400-500 inclusive of travel, accommodation and subsistence. The figures shown here highlight the upper end of expenditure on each of these options and should viewed as separate sums and not conflated to a greater total.

Other Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

Students may wish to acquire good outdoor clothing, boots and other forms of protective equipment. Measuring devices, such as large tapes etc. could also be a useful part of an architecture students toolkit.


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Architecture

Architectural education at the Manchester School of Architecture consists of five years of full-time study: a three-year BA (Hons) in Architecture followed by the two-year Master of Architecture (MArch). Our courses are accredited and reviewed by the RIBA and the ARB and we have extremely close ties with the RIBA North West regional office for the delivery of professional studies.

Following the BA (Hons) you normally undertake a year of professional architectural practice experience prior to entering the MArch programme. Our graduates work in leading architectural and design offices, or undertake further postgraduate research supported by the excellent opportunities that exist within the School and amongst the external partners with whom we work. We have a strong and growing network of alumni and professionals in the construction sector and our graduates have excellent prospects for employment.

Each year consists of design studio and attendant courses in the history, theory, technology and practice of architecture. All of the credit units are assessed by coursework there are no examinations. The challenges of the taught programme increase in scale and complexity as you move through each year.

Your career prospects after the course

Graduates go on to work as architects for leading architectural and design practices in leading roles within the wider construction industry or in aligned creative design disciplines.

Alternatively, excellent opportunities exist for you to undertake research for further postgraduate degrees.



In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


A2 grades AAA at full A level or BTEC Extended Diploma Grades DDD (or acceptable equivalent). A BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design on its own will not be considered as meeting our entry requirements.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diplomas in Humanities/Science subjects will be considered acceptable. Overall 60 credits are required with 45 credits at Distinction

International Baccalaureate points

37 with three subjects at higher level 6 or above

IELTS score required for international students

6.5, with writing 6.5 and no components below 6

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

Additional Requirements

A mixture of Arts/Humanities and Science/Mathematics subjects is preferred at A2 level. General Studies is not accepted

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Manchester Metropolitan University to prepare for your chosen course:

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    Testimonial from Meet Darryl Tracey Lim Chuin-Yi from Malaysia, student at Manchester Metropolitan University

    Manchester Met is a fantastic place to further your studies. I first came to the University in 2011 as an undergraduate student and then continued on to study MSc Hospitality Management. The academic staff are excellent and the tutors here are qualified and very experienced. It has been a wonderful experience for both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

    The facilities here are great with a library open 24/7 during term time and online databases. Many assignments involve working with industry on projects, which has enabled me to experience what working in the hospitality industry is really like. During my time here, I have networked with people from my industry, had my dissertation poster approved for a hospitality conference and won a placement in the US. It has definitely improved my CV.

    The student support I have received here has been a great help. I applied for a placement in the US and staff at the University helped me throughout the process, from advice on my applications to help writing a great CV. English language support is also available through special programmes.

    Manchester is such an international city and there are many friends to make and different cuisines to try. The student life here is great and there is lots to do from volunteering to sports. In my free time, I like to explore the museums and try out different restaurants in Manchester. I also enjoy traveling to different cities in the UK.

    If you are considering Manchester Met for your studies my best advice would be to just say yes. Be aware of the opportunities available and just go for it!

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    Manchester Met welcomed me and other international students with great support and advice, from the support staff at the student hub to the course tutors. Throughout this course, I have gained considerable knowledge that has added to my personal experience as a student. Tutors encouraged us to learn and to reach successful outcomes, such as thinking critically and supporting our points of view. Accepting my point of view and talking freely is one of the things that raised my self-confidence.

    I would definitely recommend future postgraduate students apply to study at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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