Architecture building design

School of Architecture and Planning

At our ARB prescribed and RIBA Part 1 accredited ARU School of Architecture and Planning, we’re creative innovators, designing the built environment for a sustainable future.

About us

Explore our School of Architecture and Planning and meet our staff.

About our School Who we are

Our research

Discover our major areas of research and scholarly activity.

Research and scholarly activity

Student life

As an Architecture student, you will have the opportunity to learn abroad in Italy, or on field trips within the UK.

Life as a student architect

Student work

Explore our end of year exhibitions and students' work, such as the Flex Pavilion building.

Explore students' projects 1:1 hands-on experience End-of-year exhibition
A student using a drawing board for an architectural drawing

How to apply

Visit our course pages to find out more about how to apply and entry requirements. If you have any questions about building your portfolio or the next steps in your application, email [email protected] for information.

BSc (Hons) / BA (Hons) Architecture BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology Master of Architecture, MArch Part 2 MSc Town Planning
Watch our 2021 End of Year Virtual Show

End of Year Virtual Show 2021

Watch our 2021 End of Year Virtual Show for Architecture, Town Planning, and Architectural Technology.

See our 2021 Pavilion take shape

ARU Pavilion 2021: One Stroke One Oak

In 2021, the theme for our annual Pavilion project for first-year students was 'One Stroke One Oak'.

ARU Pavilion Build 2020: Flock of Herons

ARU Pavilion Build 2019: Flex

Portfolio preparation

A portfolio is a well-organised and reflective collection of your best work as a designer, an artist or generally as a creative individual. Find out how you could make yours stand out.

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Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Our Architecture course has been awarded RIBA Part 1 Full Status, unconditionally. This gives further credibility to our degrees and offers greater career prospects to our students.

Architects Registration Board

Our Architecture course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board. When you complete our course you'll fulfil the first part of the three-part process to become a registered architect in the UK.


Our Town Planning course is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and provides two years' free student membership of the institute alongside a route to full Chartered status of the Institute attainable two years after graduation.