The professional training you need to practice as an architect, combining studio-based design with technical knowledge of materials and construction techniques. Our course gives you the practical and creative skills you need to explore, analyse and communicate architectural proposals. You'll combine practical work in design studios with a grounding in the historic and cultural theory of architecture. Through integrating science, mathematics and art, you’ll learn how to control, manipulate and compose internal spaces and external forms. Individual and group projects will challenge you to integrate the principles of structural, environmental and sustainable design into your work. Your knowledge of materials and the assembly of building elements will help inform how you approach design. Working with civil engineers in our joint department develops your understanding of the technical aspects of designing structures. It will also give you an insight into design problems you could face professionally. This cross-discipline teamwork prepares you for the professional team relationships you'll experience in your career. Professional recognition/accreditation This course is fully accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).