Applicants whose primary degree was awarded in the UK
1.Normally a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture from an approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course in a recognised institution. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
2.Normally an assessment of 60% or above in the final year major design project of their approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course.
3.A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicant's position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture. Such demonstration is typically (but not exclusively) achieved through experience in architectural practice in accordance with RIBA/ARB regulations for practical training.
4.Applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview.
Application Portfolio Requirement
As part of the application process you are required to upload a single pdf portfolio of your best architectural design (personal, non-group) work to date. The pdf should be no more than 5mb and no more than 15 pages long. The purpose of the portfolio submission is to:
Identify indicators of commitment, excellence and achievement within the applicants academic or professional portfolio of experience.
Evaluate the applicants critical awareness of the discipline and profession of architecture.
Applicants whose Primary Degree was awarded outside the UK:
1.A recognised qualification equivalent to a 2.1 Honours degree in Architecture. Applicants with a degree in Architecture below 2.1 Honours standard (or equivalent) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
2.Normally an assessment equivalent to 60% or above in their (first degree) final year major design project.
3.A demonstration of a critical awareness of the applicants position relative to the profession and discipline of architecture. Such demonstration is typically in the form of a personal statement.
4.International applicants will be asked to submit an architectural design portfolio to support their application and may also be invited for interview.
5.International applicants should note that if they wish to undertake Part 3 (to lead to ARB registration as an architect and as an RIBA chartered architect) they must be successful in an application to ARB for their first architecture degree to be assessed by ARB as satisfying Part 1.
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in Speaking and Listening and a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required
*taken within the last 2 years
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.
Please click the links below for more information:
English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.