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The Department of Architecture and Built Environment at Northumbria University offers high quality courses taught in fantastic studios and workshops.

If you aspire to design or develop the buildings of the future, protect the historical buildings we have, or manage land, you’re sure to find a programme that’s just right for you at Northumbria.


Our courses are designed to allow you to develop the skills that employers tell us they want you to have. With field trips, guest lectures, employer-led CV workshops, sandwich placement years and lots more, you’ll have access to recruitment representatives from a wide range of companies.

Architecture is ranked Top 10 in the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Building, Town & Country Planning is a Top 20 UK course ranked in the Guardian University Guide 2020.


You’ll learn using state-of-the-art newly-built facilities in dedicated built environment laboratories, architecture studios and our virtual reality suite – come and see them for yourself at one of our Open Days.

With high quality skills-based, accredited courses and a supportive learning environment, we're confident you'll feel right at home studying with us!


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Undergraduate Study

We offer a wide range of undergraduate programmes from Interior Architecture to Real Estate, designed to give you an edge in your future career. Our programmes are professionally focused and the vast majority offer an optional placement year and field trips. With extensive professional accreditation across all of our courses, our undergraduate programmes will provide the ideal foundation for work or further study.

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Postgraduate Study

Our postgraduate programmes from Building Design Management and BIM to Masters in Architecture have been specially tailored for the next stage for your academic career to either deepen your knowledge of your chosen field, changing career direction or taking a step towards professional status.

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Part Time Study

We offer a range of part time programmes that can be fitted around busy lives. Programmes are delivered in flexible ways with 24/7 access to campus buildings, distance learning and online modules.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning offers the opportunity to study wherever you are based in the world without having to be step foot on campus. Northumbria’s online environment is highlight supportive with continuous interaction with tutors and other students through virtual seminars and the latest online discussion groups.

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Postgraduate Research

If you're interested in joining one of our research degree programmes, please find more information about all our opportunities at the Graduate School.

Banner image: Tom Hewitt (2017), Master of Architecture. Commendation award in the Silver Medal category in 2017 RIBA President's Medals ceremony.

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Architecture & Built Environment Courses

With a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning Architecture & Built Environment courses, whatever you want to get out of university, let us show you why you want Northumbria University, Newcastle!


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Undergraduate Open Day Events

Looking to study in September 2021? Our Undergraduate Open Day Events are the perfect opportunity for you to find out as much as you can about our wide range of courses and world-class facilities.

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