Fully LAM Accredited.
Architecture at an undergraduate level here at Queen's takes as its mantra the phrase 'Creativity with Purpose'.
As part of the Russell Group, Queen's is simply one of the best places to study Architecture in the UK. In 2014-2015, Queen's Architecture was ranked 1st in the UK for Student Satisfaction in The Sunday Times League Table and ranked 5th out of 45 Schools of Architecture in The Guardian League Table.
Ranked 2nd in the UK (The Complete University Guide)
Supported by a diverse group of staff and external tutors engaged in international, award-winning research and practice, over 75% of our students regularly graduate with a 1st Class or 2.1 degree. All students, many of whom come from outside the UK, receive a high degree of personal tuition in a strong studio culture in which every student has dedicated personal studio space.
Ranked 8th in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times)
Our established reputation - generated over 50 years - means that our graduates are often placed with leading employers from around the world. They are those who will be leaders in their fields, creatively rethinking the past, present and particularly the future of our shared built environment.
As an architecture student at Queen's, you will be provided with your own dedicated work-space; a place to call your own! This doesn’t happen very often in university architecture studios, and it will help to make you feel more at home and settled while you are with us.
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Why choose Queen's
Top 140 in the world for graduate prospects
(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)
Queen’s offers lower tuition fees than many other similarly well-regarded UK universities. (Natwest Student Living Index 2017).
Safe and affordable
Belfast offers the lowest cost of living in the UK and is the safest region in the UK. (Mercer 2016, British Crime Surveys, 2015/16).
Your Path to Being an Architect
Completion of the BSc Architecture constitutes Part I of the RIBA/ARB criteria leading to eligibility to sit Part II (MArch) and III, the Professional Examination and registration as an architect in the UK.
Our Architecture graduates have ended up designing skyscrapers in Hong Kong and the Middle East, emergency housing for refugees in Africa, film sets for Hollywood productions and computer games, as well as working as urban planners worldwide, teaching in universities or becoming artists and photographers.
World-leading Academic Staff
Alan Jones, who teaches on our Masters in Architecture (MArch), has recently been elected to the position of President of RIBA – the highest elected position in Architecture in the United Kingdom.
The programme is an active participant in Erasmus with links to established schools of architecture in Europe. Study trips - often to mainland European cities outside of Belfast - form part of the fabric of this course.