International Year One in Architecture

Introduction

Overview

Preparing students for direct entry to Year 2 of a professionally-accredited undergraduate architecture degree at Newcastle University.

Key information

  • Classes are taught in the stimulating environment of the Architecture Studio set in a historic building.
  • An open design-studio culture, with emphasis on the development of manual creativity and design skills.
  • Practical learning introduces students to construction materials and technologies, research methods and computer-aided drawing.
  • Demonstrate imaginative design responses to user needs within a natural and/or built context through practical projects.

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

Certificate of Higher Education (FHEQ Level 4) from Newcastle University.

Teaching

Teaching methods

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

Why Newcastle University?

  • Attend degree shows, public lectures and research workshops.
  • Strong design culture in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape with access to studios 24/7.
  • Insight into the real world of architecture through visits from external architects.

Student success

100% Passed
97% Eligible

Take a look at our student progression results in International Year One 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 January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

Dates & fees

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

Architectural Design 1

20 Credits

Architectural Design 2

20 Credits

Architecture History and Theory

20 Credits

Architecture Technology

20 Credits

English for Academic Purposes

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

No less than 50% in each module.


Architecture-BA (Hons)

60%

65

Architectural Design 1 and Architectural Design 2 (60% average) with no less than 50% in each module


Start Dates September January
Program length 3 Terms

Entry requirements

Age requirement

17

Academic requirements

Satisfactory completion of A-levels, a recognised Foundation programme, first year of an overseas university degree programme with good grades, or equivalent. You will be required to provide a portfolio as part of the application. This should document your experiences and the expertise you have gained in previous studies. It should demonstrate a range of core skills and a basic understanding of architecture.

English language entry requirements

3 Terms: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in writing) or equivalent.

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

No less than 50% in each module.


Architecture-BA (Hons)

60%

65

Architectural Design 1 and Architectural Design 2 (60% average) with no less than 50% in each module