Architecture

“Derby has helped to satisfy most of my career aspirations. I now work for a large company and have Chartered membership of both the CIAT and CIOB.” Dr Graham Smith

Our sector-leading courses are enhanced by the strong relationships we have developed with local industry, giving you the opportunity to take part in ‘live projects’, placements and field trips. We have been accredited by relevant institutions and recognised as a centre of excellence by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologies (CIAT).

Our Courses: 

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. Sometimes you can gain professional qualifications alongside your degree or via a fast-track route afterwards. 

Our BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and Practice is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT), so you can be sure that you’ll be getting the latest industry thinking as well as a professional qualification that will give you a real advantage in the graduate job market.

BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Venue Design was the first design course to be accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers, and will develop the knowledge and skills you’ll need to become professionally qualified. We have got a strong employment record with many graduates finding jobs both abroad and in the UK.


Markeaton Street 

Our Architecture courses are based at Markeaton Street, just a short walk away from the city centre and the University’s main site at Kedleston Road. The site houses specialist equipment for technology, engineering, arts and design courses, and has some interesting design and construction features that control heat, maximise natural daylight and harness the heat from the sun. Take the virtual tour here.


The Big Show

The Big Show is the University end of year Undergraduate Degree Show involving a series of live events and exhibitions across the city of Derby. Our Architecture students showcase their work at our Markeaton Street site. The Degree show offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art and design practice from our final year students. Their work explores the issues and subjects of today's world also looks ahead predicting and setting the trends of tomorrow. 

To see our full list of courses please use the following links:  

Contact Us

College of Engineering and Technology
E: tech@derby.ac.uk
T: 01332 593302