BSc (Hons) Architecture aims to equip its students with a set of theoretical and hands-on practical skills to develop creative and rigorous architectural design solutions. In the department, we have an inter-disciplinary educational approach to the making of places and buildings at all scales done by people for people, encompassing regional spatial strategy, city planning, urban design, architecture, environmentally responsive design and the design of interior spaces. The programme offers a design studio-centred approach to teaching that gives students the necessary skills to practice architecture, having a clear understanding of the architectural, theoretical, historical, environmental, technological and professional contexts. Three themes: people, context and sustainability underlie the structure of the programme that draws on the department's research in architecture, urban design, contextual studies, health and sustainability. It will also investigate the design, refurbishment, use and re-use of the existing urban fabric, with emphasis on technology for a sustainable and resilient future. The programme stimulates and challenges students to respond creatively and imaginatively to current issues or themes. The course is aimed at enthusiastic and talented people with an enquiring mind, the ability to think three dimensionally and adopt an ethically responsible attitude towards society, clients, users and the environment. An arts, cultural or technology background would be advantageous, but not essential; what is essential is a willingness to ask questions, think laterally and to engage with architectural design as an iterative process within the context of the built environment.