Undergraduate Architecture

Building for the Future.

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.

Supportive Academic Staff

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.

A Wealth of Career Options

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.

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Students on this RIBA-recognised BSc have access to a well-equipped workshop and dedicated studio space throughout the length of their studies.

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BSc Architecture (K100)

Although primarily intended as a first degree for those wishing to undertake postgraduate studies and become professionally qualified architects, the course offers a wide-ranging general education in design, visual appreciation and problem solving, which is valuable in its own right.

Students explore design in a studio environment, contextualised by courses in history/theory, technology/environment and professional practice. The course is modular in structure, allowing students to learn and develop their skills through an extensive range of topics, which grow in complexity throughout Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the degree.

This first degree on Architecture (RIBA Part 1) leads to the postgraduate Part 2 and 3 programmes, which can be taken at our institution or elsewhere. Many of our graduates return to our postgraduate Part 2 programme.

Why choose Queen's

Ranked 200 in the world

(Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

Competitive Fees

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.

Career Options

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.


The focus of Architecture at Queen's is to investigate and develop the relationships between critical practice, design and research through the making of unique and challenging architectural propositions.

Student Experience

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.