International Foundation in Architecture

Introduction

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.

Fast facts

Class duration

Typically held Monday to Friday between 08.00 - 19.00 excluding bank holidays. However, there may be instances where classes need to be held outside these times due to unforeseen circumstances.

Class Size

Maximum class size for English language teaching 18

Award

International Foundation Certificate (RQF Level 3) from Newcastle University.

Teaching

Teaching methods

  • Lectures.
  • Seminars.
  • Workshops.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Practical exercises.

Why Newcastle University?

  • Option to progress to BA (Hons) Architecture which is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and provides exemption from the RIBA Part I examination.
  • Strong design culture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape with access to studios 24/7.
  • Opportunities to undertake field trips in the UK and Europe to see how theory has been applied in practice.

Student success

100% Passed
100% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Foundation in Architecture for 2018-19.

Passed: % of those who completed their pathway

Eligible: % eligible to progress to Newcastle University of those who passed

Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

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. • …For info on alternative accepted tests if starting online, please see: https://www.intostudy.com/ielts-alternatives

Dates & fees

September 2020 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 21 September 2020 - Fri 11 December 2020
Mon 11 January 2021 - Fri 2 April 2021
Mon 12 April 2021 - Fri 11 June 2021

£20,795


January 2021 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 11 January 2021 - Fri 2 April 2021
Mon 12 April 2021 - Fri 11 June 2021
Mon 14 June 2021 - Fri 3 September 2021

£20,795


Modules

A total of 120 credits must be earnt to successfully complete the pathway programme.

Term 1 modules

Credit value

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 subject

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


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

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 2021 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 20 September 2021 - Fri 17 December 2021
Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 8 April 2022
Mon 25 April 2022 - Fri 10 June 2022


January 2022 start
(3 Terms)

Mon 10 January 2022 - Fri 8 April 2022
Mon 25 April 2022 - Fri 10 June 2022
Mon 13 June 2022 - Fri 9 September 2022


Progression

P
 =  Placement option available
A
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

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