• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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This Architectural Technology (Hons) course at De Montfort University focuses on the making of detailed decisions about the design and construction of buildings and their immediate surroundings. It is concerned with new and existing buildings and examines how detail relates to design concept.

Architectural Technology is also central to the communication of design decisions to members of the construction team and with ensuring that work is carried out in the correct manner. It poses exciting challenges in, and requires knowledge of, associated legal and management matters and the ability to communicate using state of the art information technology.

The Architectural Technology course at DMU will develop your knowledge and skills required in understanding, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation to differing extents relative to design, technology, management and practice. Additionally, it focusses on design strategies to promote and encourage sustainability.

Graduate careers

There are a wide range of careers open to you from working alongside design professionals in construction companies, architectural, building practices and component or material manufacturers.

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level and progress to the Architecture and Sustainability MSc at DMU.


The Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) offered by De Montfort University has been accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) as meeting established standards in terms of resources, programme content, structure, quality assurance and staff.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      four years sandwich mode

    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits

    390 (with a placement)

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Representation 
  • Building Technology 
  • Architectural Detailing
  • Sustainable Building Principles
  • Building Design
  • Building Information Technology and Modelling

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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General Requirements

  • Art and Design Foundation or
  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points
  • GCSEs - Five GCSEs grades A* - C (9-4) including English Language or Literature and Maths or Science at grade C/4 or above.
  • Access - Pass Access with 30 Level 3 credits at Merit (or equivalent) and GCSE  English (Language or Literature) and Maths or Science at grade C/4 or above.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English and Maths or Science at grade C/4 or above (if required as part of our standard requirement).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13750 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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