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Architecture and Architectural Technology Courses


The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 Top 20 university for teaching quality

Our sector-leading architecture and architectural technology courses will prepare you for an exciting career.

We are recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists - one of only four in the UK and abroad.  Your time at the University of Derby will be enhanced by the strong relationships we have developed with local industry and accrediting bodies. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in ‘live projects’, placements and field trips alongside your studies. Our architecture courses are based at Markeaton Street, a building that has some advanced design and construction features - so you’ll be learning from the moment you arrive.

I loved the breakdown of the course!

Hallum Herbert

“I chose Derby because I loved the breakdown of the course. The course leaders are enthusiastic about the subject and the staff and students are lovely. I enjoy being able to design something that no one else would.”  

Sector-leading courses with great links to architects and architectural practices mean that you will build your career on solid foundations at Derby.

  • Many of our courses are professionally accredited, which means that the appropriate professional body has judged it to be relevant and high quality.
  • As well as giving you confidence in the course, accreditation usually means you can become a member of that professional body and attend its events.
  • You could gain an additional qualification on top of your degree – a Diploma in Professional Practice.

What our Architecture graduates do

Degrees recognised by industry mean that you’ll have plenty to offer employers after graduation.

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • architectural practice
  • interior design practice
  • venue project management
  • consultancy.

You could also go on to study one of our postgraduate degrees, such as MSc Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings or MSc Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration.