Architecture (BArch)

Key Facts

Staff

Programme Overview

How to Apply

Institution Name: GSA
Institution Code: G43
UCAS Code: K100
Applications to the part-time mode should be made directly to the School

Award

BArch (Hons) or BArch (Ord) Exemption from Part 1 of RIBA/ARB Examination in Architecture. All GSA degree programmes are validated by the University of Glasgow. Established in 1451, the University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.

Assessment

Peer and staff review, formative and summative assessment, with continuous feedback from tutorials. Lecture courses are assessed by essay, coursework and formal written examinations.

Facilities
Studio space, workshops for wood and metal work; specialist equipment for making architectural models; a photographic studio and darkrooms; a reprographics and audiovisual base; a lighting lab including heliodon and model-scope and an architectural science computer suite. the Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, cafe bar, technical library and RIBA Information Service.

Indicative Material Costs
Stage/Year 1: £1,000
Stage/Year 2: £1,100
Stage/Year 3: £1,200
Additional costs will be incurred for activities such as study trips and workshops

Graduates include:
Clare and Sandy Wright (Wright and Wright); Charlie Hussey and Charlie Sutherland (Sutherland Hussey Architects); Christopher Platt (Head of Mackintosh School of Architecture/studioKap); Sarah Lewis (bere:architects); Ian Alexander and Henry McKeown (JM Architects); Russell Baxter (NORR UK); the late Gareth Hoskins (Gareth Hoskins Architects); Karen Anderson (Anderson, Bell + Christie); Riccardo Marini (Gehl Architects); Andrew Whalley (Nicholas Grimshaw); Ross Hunter (Graven Images); Andy Bow (Foster Associates)

Programme Leader
Alan Hooper BArch (Hons) MArch ARB

Stage Leaders
Luca Brunelli
Kathy Li
Tilo Einert

Honorary Professor
James Pickard

Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Architecture programme leads to an Ordinary or Honours degree and to exemption from Part 1 of the Examination in Architecture of the ARB/ RIBA at the end of Year 3 full-time study or Year 4 part-time study. The full-time mode takes a minimum of three years for the Ordinary degree and four years for the Honours degree. Full-time students are required to undertake a year of practical training in an approved architect's office between Years 3 and 4. The decision on whether a student progresses to Year 4 Honours study is made at the end of the Year 3 and is based on attaining a certain standard in studio work and examinations.

BArch is also available as a part-time mode which takes a minimum of four years for the Ordinary degree.  Students undertaking this part-time mode must be employed in an approved architect's office. Applications to the part-time mode should be made directly to the school.

The part-time mode takes a minimum of four years for the Ordinary degree and students must be employed in an approved architect's office. The Honours option is available by transferring to full-time study for the final Honours year.