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  • 9 months
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Overview

The International Foundation in Architecture programme from INTO Queen's University Belfast allows you to start earning academic credits towards your academic program while advancing your skills in order to satisfy the university requirements. 

Benefits offered by the International Foundation in Architecture include:

  • Advance your academic and English language skills
  • Receive support in your first year of studies
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as local students
  • Customized curriculum lasting one or more semester, depending on your needs
  • Classes with small numbers of students encourage more student-teacher interaction

What to expect from studying this International Foundation in Architecture program

Study an Architecture program to learn how to design beautiful and functional buildings that stand the test of time. You will train to work together with construction engineers, tking into account design restrictions, safety standards and the resources you have at your disposal. You will learn how to use software tools like Computer-Aided Design to help you plan and optimize your work.

Develop your eye for the art of designing buildings and livable spaces by understanding texture, color theory, lighting conditions, and materials.In addition to working as an architect, an Architecture program can prepare you for working in interior and spatial design, or in urban planning.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 9 months
    • Duration description

      3 - 5 Terms

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Core Modules:

  • English Language and Study Skills
  • Practical Skills for Art Portfolio
  • Principles of Architectural Design and Practice
  • Foundation politics and International Relations
  • Foundation Mathematics for Business, Humanities and Social Sciences

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Academic requirements:

  • Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) with good grades. All students must hold a GCSE grade 4/C Mathematics or equivalent.
English language requirements:
  • Standard - IELTS 5.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in writing and no less than 4.5 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

  • Extended: IELTS 4.5 (with a minimum of 4.5 in writing and no less than 4.0 in all other subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements:
  • 16 years and above 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17925 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17925 GBP per year and a duration of 9 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition fees start from £17,925.

Living costs for Belfast

  • 561 - 890 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • At INTO Queen's University Belfast, we are committed to helping ambitious international students like you achieve their goals of studying at a world-class university in the UK.
  • With a range of generous scholarships on offer, you could be eligible to receive funding to help towards your tuition fees – regardless of your background or financial circumstance.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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