Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent
Canterbury, KENT, United Kingdom
Kent School of Architecture, University of Kent
United Kingdom

N 51° 16' 14.61'', E 51° 16' 14.61''

Alan Atlee
Head of school
Degree programmes
Faculty profile

Our architecture and interior architecture & design degree courses teach you the conceptual, design and technical skills you need to work in an architectural or interior practice or consultancy, or to go onto further study. The courses use state-of-the-art 3D software combined with a culture of multi-disciplinary study enabling you to develop your skills in spatial and structural design and practice.

UCA Canterbury provides purpose-built studios, workshops and lecture theatres for nearly 1,000 students studying fine art, architecture and interiors. We promote a culture of creativity across all our courses and you can use all the facilities regardless of which course you are on.

Student Activities

BA (Hons) Architecture at UCA Canterbury scored 93% for student satisfaction in the 2009 National Student Survey ranking it third in the league table of architectural schools in the UK.


Accommodation ranges from on-campus halls of residence to managed flats and houses. All is self-catering and the majority is in single study bedrooms.

Admission Requirements

RIBA Part 1 BA (Hons) Architecture:

Minimum entry criteria of 320 UCAS tariff points OR merit at UALAB Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3) OR distinction, distinction, merit at BTEC Extended Diploma / Diploma (Level 3) AND 5 GCSE passes at grade C or above, including English or Key Skills Communication Level 2 and Maths.

Other relevant and equivalent UK and international qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

RIBA Part 2 Graduate Diploma

A good Honours degree in Architecture (normally 2:1 or above) with Part 1 of the professional qualification recognised by the ARB and RIBA, plus normally one year in an architectural practice following Part 1 qualification.

Tuition fees

RIBA Part 1 BA (Hons) 8,500 GBP

RIBA PArt 2 Grad diploma. 3,465 GBP

Application Deadline

Contact Admissions

Bachelor, BA (Hons) Architecture ARB RIBA PArt 1, 3 years, Bachelor,
Bachelor, GDip ARB RIBA Part 2, 2yrs full time 3 years part time, Graduate,
Bachelor, MA Architecture, 1 year full time 2 years part time, Master,

Specialised programme non accredited by RIBA

MPhil 2 years full-time, 3 years part-time / PhD 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

At UCA Canterbury you benefit from specialist workshops and lecture theatres; the University library’s extensive range of books, journals, online resources and visual materials and the Herbert Read Gallery’s regular exhibitions and talks by international artists. You also have your own fully equipped baseroom containing imaging software, output facilities, study space and internet access.

Research seminars focus on fine art and architecture and provide opportunities for debate on contemporary practice and theory. You are encouraged to attend regular seminars at the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) in London, involving artists, architects, cultural theorists and designers who engage with current thinking on issues of space, art and architecture. The distinctive environment of fine art together with the School of Architecture, enables both specialist and interdisciplinary approaches to research.

Research proposals in architecture are invited in the following areas:

Urban regeneration and the politics of the environmentArchitecture and modernismInterior architectureIssues in the pedagogy of architecture.