University of Reading
Reading Berkshire,United Kingdom
University of Reading
Building L046, London Road Campus
Reading, RG1 5AQ
United Kingdom

N51° 27' 1.75'', E51° 27' 1.75''
Professor Lorraine Farrelly 
Head of Architecture
t:0118 378 2777
Professor Lorraine Farrelly 
Head of Architecture
Degree programmes
BSc (Hons)

Faculty profile

The University of Reading is now recognised as one of the top 200 Universities in the world and is home to 19,000 students from over 150 countries.

They offer a wide range of programmes from applied sciences to languages, humanities, social sciences, arts, business and architecture and construction engineering. New research and the latest thinking continually feed into the teaching, with academic staff working at the forefront of their fields of expertise. They remain one of the most popular higher education choices in the UK.

The School of Architecture took in its first cohort in 2016 and intake has grown steadily since. Based on the University’s beautiful London Road Campus, students have dedicated studio spaces and learn from leading professionals, academics and researchers. The School also maintains vital industry relationships to afford students access to a variety of expertise and guidance.

Architecture at the University of Reading is taught by practicing professionals and leading academics and researchers. The staff have particular expertise in a range of subjects related to the research area of ‘urban living’, including urban regeneration, housing, mapping cities and places, and digital and analogue representation of buildings and cities. The School also sits within the renowned School of the Built Environment, which has strong research and industry links.

Admission Requirements


Typical offer
International Baccalaureate
30-32 points overall
BTEC National Diploma
English language requirements
IELTS 6.5, with no component below 5.5

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International Foundation Programme
International or EU candidates that do not meet the requirements for direct entry to their chosen degree can join the University of Reading’s International Foundation Programme. Successful completion of this 1 year programme guarantees students a place on their chosen undergraduate degree. English language requirements start as low as IELTS 4.5 depending on progression degree and start date.

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As part of the application process for acceptance onto the (BSc Hons) Architecture course, candidates will normally be invited for interview and asked to present a portfolio which shows evidence of their creative ability and 3-dimensional understanding.

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Tuition fees


New UK/EU students: £9,250* per year
New international students: £19,815 per year

* UK and EU Fee Changes
Information on this page is based on 2019/20 figures and is likely to change slightly for 2020/21 entry.

**EU students in 2019/20
EU home students starting in the academic year 2019/20 will pay the same fees and have the same eligibility for loans and grants as UK home students for the duration of their course. The UK Government will confirm future arrangements for EU students in due course.

Application Deadline

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BSc (Hons),Architecture,3 Years,

The course comprises half design studios and design briefs, and half lecture-based taught courses. Design projects enable students to prepare a digital and physical portfolio, while lectures develop their understanding of core academic subjects. The learning outcomes have been designed with the needs of employers in mind and aim to enhance the employability of graduates. Students have the chance to work on local projects and carry out ‘live’ design tasks at the conceptual stage for real clients. Working with students from other disciplines, such as surveying and construction management, they also have the opportunity to gain experience essential to the professional environment and benefit from wider expertise. Optional field trips to cities such as London, Copenhagen, Venice, Paris and Berlin give students the chance to look at architecture in a new light.

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has prescribed the BSc (Hons) Architecture degree under the Architects Act 1997 until 2020.

From 2020, The University of Reading also plans to offer a two-year postgraduate master’s programme in Architecture, enabling students to take the next step towards becoming a fully qualified architect.