International Foundation in Architecture

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 1 of an undergraduate degree in Architecture at Newcastle University.

Key information

  • Creative skills are developed through a range of projects, from drawing to scaled modelling.
  • Classes are taught in the stimulating environment of the Architecture Studio set in a historic building.
  • The design portfolio project allows students to showcase their skills, personality and creativity.
  • Field trips allow students to be inspired by studying famous buildings.

Entry requirements

Age requirement
16
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of the application. Your portfolio should demonstrate core skills and illustrate your genuine interest in architecture.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & Fees


September 2022 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 26 September 2022 - Fri 23 June 2023
£19,995

January 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 8 September 2023
£19,995

Modules

Compulsory Modules
Architectural Communication
20 Credits
Architecture, Culture and History
20 Credits
English for Academic Purposes
40 Credits
Introduction to Architecture 1
20 Credits
Introduction to Architecture 2
20 Credits

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Architecture and Urban Planning-BA (Hons)
60%
65

Architecture-BA (Hons)
60%
65
Architecture 1 and Architecture 2 (60% average)

Urban Planning-BA (Hons)
60%
65

Entry requirements

Age requirement
16
Academic requirements
Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. You will be expected to provide a portfolio as part of the application. Your portfolio should demonstrate core skills and illustrate your genuine interest in architecture.
English language entry requirements
3 Terms: IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. Some exclusions exist.

Dates & Fees


September 2023 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 25 September 2023 - Fri 21 June 2024

January 2024 start
(3 Terms)
Mon 8 January 2024 - Fri 6 September 2024

Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available
Degree
Final level
English level
Additional requirements

Architecture and Urban Planning-BA (Hons)
60%
65

Architecture-BA (Hons)
60%
65
Architecture 1 and Architecture 2 (60% average)

Urban Planning-BA (Hons)
60%
65