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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 within the programme at the end of the second year. You will benefit from our full support in gaining the placement that best suits your skills and professional aspirations, will touch back with us through periodic workshops, and will return to Loughborough even better equipped to deliver an outstanding final year portfolio.

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, from traditional work-benches and hand-tools through to state-of-the-art robotic arms, laser cutters and brand-new digital fabrication and mixed-reality design suites.

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 for the formation of a lively, tight-knit creative culture. Academic and design staff are also based here and are readily available to students to help foment a culture of continuous, informal learning and support outside of the scheduled timetable.

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 team of international experts bring their cutting edge research, incorporating the latest digital, environmental, material and structural innovations, directly into the taught curriculum, and this is combined in the BArch Architecture with a thorough grounding in the histories and theories of architecture and urbanism, the arts and heritage as well.