|Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (BA (Hons))
Architects have the potential to change people’s lives. They provide the vision to imagine new environments and breathe life into existing buildings. They are part of the creative profession that helps to build our communities.
It’s not just about creating beautiful buildings. At Kent, our design approach takes into account how people want to live and work in the 21st century, as well as environmental concerns.
Kent School of Architecture and Planning has a forward-thinking philosophy and that means you have stimulating debates as well as developing your own creative ideas and practical skills.
Our BA (Hons) degree is the first step towards qualifying as an architect. You study areas such as regeneration, sustainability, landscape, community, and urban life. You also develop the practical design skills needed within the profession.
You are encouraged to be creative and experiment through models, drawings and digital representation – gaining confidence through your project work.
We also arrange optional field study tours to complement your studies. In recent years, students have been to:
(Please note that our field trips can involve extra costs that are not covered by your tuition fees.)
You can take a Year in Computing if you are a current undergraduate student at the University of Kent, studying another non-computing degree programme. The Year in Computing is suitable for you if:
You can only apply for the Year in Computing once you are a student at Kent.
You have the chance to study abroad for a term in your second year. Previous study destinations have included:
Our open-plan studios are at the creative heart of our teaching. It’s a place where our students can work on projects, sharing ideas and inspiring each other.
The Digital Crit Space provides a more formal environment for sharing work and getting feedback. They are also used to present finished work.
Overall, our facilities include:
Many of our students like to join the Kent Architectural Student Association (KASA). It is run by students and in previous years has organised:
Kent School of Architecture and Planning also puts on special events that you are welcome to attend. These may include:
Kent School of Architecture and Planning has a wide professional network and invites guest speakers from inspirational practices such as: