Taught course

Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 2)

University of Huddersfield · Department of Architecture and 3D Design

Entry requirements

Entry to year 1: Entrants should have obtained a good first degree in Architecture, preferably with RIBA Part 1 exemption, or equivalent. Direct Entry to year 2: Entrants should have obtained a good first degree in Architecture, preferably with RIBA Part 1 exemption, or equivalent, and should have completed a satisfactory period of professional training. Direct entry to the final year of the course will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Months of entry


Course content

Before embarking on two-years of full-time study at Huddersfield, students are required to undertake a ‘Year Out' in professional practice which entails a period of professional experience in accordance with professional body requirements. In order to do this, students can register for the ‘Year Out' option offered with this course. Students are monitored through their professional experience and are invited to attend a number of recall days and professional study events during the year to share their experiences, discuss their personal development and plan for engaging with subsequent full time study.

For students who have already gained this period of professional practice, they can enter directly onto the second year of our course. Our course is design centred and asks you to explore issues of critical regionalism and tectonic expression in relation to your own developing theoretical position. You will be expected to develop a high degree of sensitivity to the context within which design work is undertaken in geographical, cultural, social and technical terms.

All design projects explore applications of sustainability and encourage a wide and plural outlook appropriate for both developed and developing countries. In this worldview, understanding of progressive theories of design and the application of advanced construction methods co-exist with concern for the implementation of sustainable technologies, awareness of regional development issues and respect for craft-based building practices.

The rationale and definition of ‘International' both builds upon the studies undertaken as part of the Architecture (International) BA(Hons) degree awarded by the University of Huddersfield and acknowledges the reality of rapidly changing architectural practice in a fast moving, global context. Our course will aim to prepare you for new and emerging forms of practice through the development of your personal learning skills and a deep understanding of the need for flexibility, adaptability, innovation and enterprise in your career.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Department of Architecture and 3D Design Course Administrator (T105)
01484 472281