Undergraduate BA (Hons)

with a Foundation Year

You'll build communities and breathe new life into existing buildings.

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Course overview

A foundation year is a great way to take your first step to becoming a qualified Architect, this programme will help you develop your design skills, technical capability and portfolio in order to enrol on our Architecture BA and realise your ambition.

Architects imagine new environments and think about how people want to live in the 21st century. They consider how those environments can be created to achieve a sustainable future. If you have vision, enjoy challenging yourself and are looking to kick-start your career, study architecture at Kent.

Choose our RIBA and ARB-accredited course to explore the relationship between people and spaces on a degree that balances technical skills, design work and professional experience. It’s not just about creating beautiful buildings; you'll lead on projects, solve complex problems and learn to communicate your ideas.

Why study Architecture at Kent?

Digital Crit Space

We also have modern design studios, dedicated model workshops featuring laser-cutting facilities, a computer studio and labs.



Architecture at Kent scored 91% overall in The Complete University Guide 2025.

Become an architect.

Take the first step towards qualifying as an architect on our degree course accredited by RIBA and ARB.

Protect our world.

The United Nations 17 sustainability goals inform all your project briefs at Kent, helping you to build a sustainable world.

Make industry connections

Everything you need to know about our Architecture course

Entry requirements

During Clearing our entry requirements change in real time to reflect the supply and demand of remaining course vacancies. If you think you've found the course for you, apply now to start your Kent journey this September.

Course structure

Our module listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.

How you'll study

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, including lectures, workshops, studio-based work and field study trips.

Your future

As a Kent Architecture graduate, you’ll have learnt how to be an architect through our creative studio culture. You’ll also make important connections thanks to our links with architectural industry bodies and professional practices such as:

  • Farrells
  • Allies and Morrison
  • Purcell
  • Guy Hollaway
  • Arup.

The creative, planning and technical skills you develop at Kent prepare you for a role in an architectural practice or in a career related to planning, design, graphics or visualisation.

Impressive prospects
Whether you know where you’re heading or are looking for ideas, you can find inspiration from our alumni.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2024 entry

The 2024/25 annual tuition fees for this course are:


  • UK
  • EU
  • International

For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.

For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.* 

Your fee status

The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.

The following course-related costs are not included in your tuition fees:

  • The estimated cost of your art materials over three years (around £150 per year, on average)
  • Optional field trips (approximately £400 each at current prices)
  • Printing costs of around £45 per year (on average)
  • The cost of books that you might wish to purchase from recommended reading lists (our library has an extensive range of core texts available to borrow)

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 


We have a range of subject-specific awards and scholarships for academic, sporting and musical achievement.

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Top 40

In the QS World University Rankings 2024, Kent has been ranked 39th within the UK and is in the top 25% of Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

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Research excellence

Kent has risen 11 places in THE’s REF 2021 ranking, confirming us as a leading research university.


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