Kingston University

24 months
15700 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture programme at Kingston University has established a clear position within the UK context of architectural education. Our concern with continuity in architectural culture, and in making work which is sensitive to situation and context, places us in a notional community of European schools in places as diverse as Ireland, Switzerland, Scandinavia and Iberia. 


The Architecture programme at Kingston University is staffed by a wide range of distinguished practitioners and academics, with every design studio taught by a practicing architect. 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.

What will you study?

During this course, students develop as architectural designers and thinkers and move towards the ability to engage in architectural practice as independent and reflective practitioners.Students are expected to build on and further develop 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, rather than to introduce a wide range of new subject material.

The core skill of the architect is design. The core of the course is design practice along with the theoretical, technical and contextual studies which underpin and inform design. Architectural design is simultaneously a cultural, technical, managerial and creative activity. In recognition of this, the programme seeks to encourage students to develop a high level of critical awareness of their discipline, as well as of their own practice. It also aims to assist students in identifying and developing their particular strengths and interests, whilst expecting them to meet a minimum level of competence across all core subjects.

Where this course will take you

  • Graduates from Kingston School of Art succeed in architectural careers in professional practice, architecture teaching and associated construction and creative industries;
  • Our department nurtures an active and supportive alumni network which is growing year on year;
  • Our graduates are actively sought by prominent architectural practices in London, the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Reading Architecture
  • Designing Architecture
  • Representing Architecture
  • Making Architecture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • applicants who require a visa - first week of August
  • other applicants - first week of September, although we may still accept applications after this date.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Updated over a year ago

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