BA Architecture / Overview
Year of entry: 2024
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- Degree awarded
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- 3 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical contextual A-level offer
ABBFind out more about contextual admissions.
- Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
36 points overall. 6, 6, 6 in higher-level subjects
We are aware of the planned changes to the IB Mathematics curriculum. IB students will be able to choose from Mathematics: analysis and approaches and Mathematics: applications and interpretation from September 2019.
Applicants studying the International Baccalaureate Career Related Programme (IBCP) should contact the academic School prior to applying so that their academic profile can be considered.
- How to apply
Apply through UCAS .
It is recommended that Applicants should not apply for both the BA (Hons) Architecture course (K100) and the BA Architecture with Foundation Year.
If you are predicted or have achieved the grades required for the BA (Hons) Architecture course (K100) it is recommended that you apply for this course.
On assessment of your application, if we are unable to offer you a place on the BA (Hons) Architecture course (K100) course, and you meet the entry and widening participation requirements for the foundation course, your application will automatically be cascaded for consideration for a place on the foundation year. It is therefore not recommended that you apply for both Architecture courses.
- Benefit from facilities across two campuses, The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University, as you study at the innovative collaboration between the two - Manchester School of Architecture (MSA).
- We're ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in the UK for Architecture (QS 2023 World University Rankings by Subject).
- The course offers exemption from Part 1 of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) professional qualifications.
- Join the Manchester Student Society of Architecture (MSSA) - the UK's largest Architecture student society.
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Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2024 will be £9,250 p/a collected by MMU. Tuition fees for international students will be 30000 - collected by MMU. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
As part of our ongoing commitment to widening participation, the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) guarantees a £500 cash bursary to aspiring undergraduate students eligible for a reduced-grade contextual offer who register on BA Architecture.
This bursary is designed as a contribution to aid students with some of the costs of getting started at university, such as textbooks and travel expenses.
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