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The course has been designed for applicants seeking a route to registration in the UK and who already have Part 1 exemption as well as at least a year's professional experience. However, there are opportunities for students without this work experience to join the course. If you are in any doubt as to your eligibility to join the course, you are encouraged to apply, stating your experience and qualifications. All suitable applicants are then interviewed prior to acceptance onto the course.
Applicants must have:
Preferably ARB/RIBA Part 1 or exemption from it, but we will consider applications without Part 1 who have undertaken non-UK or non-validated architecture degrees. Before qualifying as a UK architect, students must have obtained Part 1, as well as Part 2 and 3. Please contact the ARB regarding eligibility for their Prescribed Part 1 exam;
in most cases, not less than 40 weeks of appropriate professional experience prior to entry;
a high level of basic design skill as well as an ability to engage in a rigorous, graduate programme of study;
an understanding of architecture as both an academic subject and an ongoing practice; and
a commitment and motivation to the practice of architecture.
Months of entry
Why choose this course?
What does it take to make thoughtful work in the built environment today?
During this degree you'll think and make, and develop the technical and critical skills required to be both nimble and empowered to act in today's diverse architectural culture.
The course features a diverse range of design approaches rooted in a common ethos, and often involving 'live-build' projects, recently for the Barbican in London and Kunstmuseum, Bonn.
You'll study in our exceptional, Haworth Tompkins-designed workshops, which are open for creative exploration and offer opportunities to collaborate on projects and share ideas.
Reasons to choose Kingston University:
Innovative course structure which integrates design and supporting studies in a clear and accessible way.
We are at the cutting edge of practice-led European architectural discourse. We have areas of distinction in History & Theory, Representation and Tectonics led by dedicated Associate Professors.
REGISTER connects the students at Kingston School of Art with the professional and public spheres of architectural practice in London, Europe, and further afield.
Our students and staff have won prestigious industry awards.
What you will study:
During this two-year degree, you'll develop as an architectural designer and thinker and progress to engaging in architectural practice as an independent and reflective practitioner.
You'll be expected to build on the knowledge, understanding and skill acquired during your first degree and a recommended initial period of work-based learning.
The emphasis of this course is therefore to deepen and consolidate existing learning and skill from years 1 to 3, rather than to introduce a wide range of new subject material.
The design studio aspect of the course is taught through studio units. Students have the opportunity to enter a ballot for the unit of their choice at the beginning of each academic year. The subject focus of the units varies from year to year.
Information for international students
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions team
- 08448 544973/+44 (0)20 3308 9930