Course details

Study options

Full-time: 3 years, Part-time: 6 years †

UK/EU fee

£9,250 per year (2018/19)

International fee

£12,500 per year (2018/19)

UCAS points

96-128* (September 2018 entry)

UCAS code

Y002

Course level

Undergraduate

Qualification

Joint Honours

Start date

September

Location

Markeaton Street, Derby Campus

What is Joint Honours?

A Joint Honours degree gives you the opportunity to study two subjects as one degree. This type of degree will broaden your skill set and enhance your career prospects.

You can combine any two subjects as long as they’re in different zones, find out what you can combine this subject with.

Course description

If you’re interested in getting involved in exciting development projects, taking Architectural Design as part of a Joint Honours degree gives you excellent insights and practical experience.

Knowledge of Architectural Design will stand you in good stead for a broad range of creative, innovative and fascinating careers where you can help shape the world around you.

Broaden your career scope

A joint honours degree is the perfect choice if you want to study more than one subject. It is an excellent way to keep your career options open and set yourself apart as a versatile, multi-skilled graduate.

You can combine Architectural Design with one of the joint honours subjects on offer at the Derby Campus, building a degree which is tailor-made for you. Most students choose to study Architectural Design alongside Property Development but other options include subjects like Business Management.

An impressive skills portfolio

This course is practical and largely studio-based. You will develop creative and technical architectural skills, along with an awareness of both traditional and contemporary architectural design, including the application of latest digital Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology.  

Your studies are structured so that you gain basic design skills and techniques in your first year, completing a variety of projects using CAD as well as traditional drawing techniques. In the final stage, this culminates in an individual study of design and research where you can explore your full potential as a creative designer.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you develop your presentation and communication skills, which are essential for professional practice in the architectural design field.

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What you will study

You will study modules such as:

  • Studio Design and Personal Development
  • Design Analysis and Personal Development
  • History and Theory of Design and Architecture 1
  • Architectural CAD

You will study modules such as:

  • Studio Design 2 and Personal Development Part A
  • Studio Design 2 and Personal Development Part B
  • History and Theory of Design and Architecture 2

You will study modules such as:

  • Applied Professional Practice
  • Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice

You will study modules such as:

  • Independent Study and Personal Development (Architecture) (double module)
  • Integrated Project Architecture (double module)
  • Professional Practice and Project Management

How you will learn

The majority of your studio projects will be based upon actual local sites which involve real clients. 

During your studies, you will have the chance to take part in UK and European study trips. There is also the opportunity to take a placement year, which helps you gain an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Practice (DPP).   

How you are assessed

You will be assessed in a variety of ways to help you develop your presentation and communication skills, which are essential for professional practice.

Entry requirements

September 2018 typical entry requirements

UCAS points96-128* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-levelN/A
Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

September 2019 typical entry requirements

UCAS points112* (up to 16 from AS-levels)
Specific requirements at A-level

No specific subject requirements

Specific requirements at GCSEGCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification
Interview / AuditionN/A
PortfolioN/A

Alternative entry qualifications:

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The entry criteria here is for this subject only. Your offer will be based on the higher entry criteria from the two subjects you choose to do. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria/offer conditions.

*The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer.

Our entry requirements for this course should be read together with the University's general entry requirements, which details subjects we accept, alternative qualifications and what we're looking for at Derby.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

£9,250 per year

£1,155 per module

International

£12,500 per year

N/A

How to apply

Undergraduate

UK/EU students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Part-time students should apply directly to the University.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

International students

Full-time students applying to start in September should apply for this course through UCAS or you can apply directly to the University for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year.

Apply through UCASApply directly to the University

Information for international applicants

Applying for an undergraduate degree

Careers

This course has a real design and technical emphasis to help you embark on a professional architectural career. In particular, you will develop digital skills which are highly relevant in the contemporary architectural workplace.

If you combine Architectural Design with subjects such as Property Development or Business Management, you could start your own business or work in the practical side of property planning and designing. You can also study further to achieve membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

Contact details

EnquiryEmailPhone
Graham Markwell (Programme Leader) g.markwell@derby.ac.uk +44 (0)1332593275
Admissionsaskadmissions@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 591167
Generaljointhonours@derby.ac.uk+44 (0)1332 590500

† Additional information about your studies

Up to 6 years

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Teaching hours

Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.

Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.

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