Undergraduate study



We are ranked first for Building Research in the Times Good University Guide 2017.

Why choose Architecture at Loughborough?

Loughborough University has a long history of excellence and influence in design and making, rooted in its earliest traditions of learning through doing as Loughborough Technical Institute (1909).
These courses bring together the best practice in education with practical experience, the very latest thinking and technologies in architectural education and management, leading practitioner feedback and supported practical experience to develop graduates that are uniquely prepared to lead in their respective fields.

There are constantly employers on campus who provide invaluable information on job prospects and ideas on what you can do in the future.

BSc Architectural Engineering and Design Management

Professional placement year

Unlike many other Architecture courses our BArch integrates the essential Professional Practice Experience crucial to becoming a qualified architect directly into the programme. You will benefit from our full support in gaining your placement.

Our Architectural Engineering and Design Management course includes an optional placement year allowing you to gain essential practical experience and gain professional contacts that can really move your career forwards.


At over 3,000m2 our purpose built, open plan laboratory is one of the largest in the UK. It has been designed by our staff to maximise your practical learning opportunities and has benefitted from over £1 million in refurbishment and new equipment in the last five years.

The BArch Architecture course is based within its own building with two floors of open plan studio space. Each student has an allocated workspace to call home which allows cross-fertilisation of ideas between years and the formation of a lively, tight-knit creative culture.

Our virtual tour of the architecture building allows you to see what the building looks like from the outside.

Architecture students gain access to our state-of-the-art digital fabrication laboratory.

Research focused teaching

We are ranked first for Building Research in the Times Good University Guide 2017. Our cuttingedge research informs the content of the course so you will learn the very latest from our team of international experts.