Immerse your creative sense to design and develop imaginative visions and humanistic and ethical understanding to gain an architectural skillset that could change our future build and environments.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Architecture


Degree Duration

4 Years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates


Degree Overview

Architecture BA (Hons) offers you the opportunity to pursue a career in a creative and fast-paced industry that has huge impacts on our environments.
The course will immerse you in a journey of discovery on how to bring your creative visions, ideas, and designs to life, with successful graduates progressing into rewarding careers which have the potential to improve and enhance the lives of countless people. With the knowledge gained as part of this degree, you will be able to witness your work turn into tangible creations that serve the communities around you.
On the course, you will learn about the history of architecture and design, alongside completing technical, practical, and professional exercises relating to ethical architecture in the commercial world. You’ll also have opportunities to undertake design projects in various spatial, social, and topographical settings, from the smallest of residences and objects to complex megacities and events.

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

The course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB), making sure the content taught meets and exceeds the criteria set out by these professional bodies, with students also exempt from RIBA and ARB Part I examinations.

Architecture at DMU is in the top 15 for ‘Graduate Prospects’ in the UK

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.