Architecture (Hons) / MArch Architecture, B.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    22400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7567 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
University College Dublin offers an Architecture (Hons) / MArch Architecture degree. The Architecture course at UCD offers a means to engage creatively and constructively with society.

About

The Bachelor of Science in Architecture (Hons) / MArch Architecture programme is offered by University College Dublin. UCD Architecture is at the forefront of architectural and urban design, both in Ireland and internationally. It plays a central role in society, leading innovation and development on every scale.

Key Fact: We are the only college in Ireland with dual accreditation from both Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) & Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), we are actively pursuing accreditation from the USA Body NAAB.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Most architectural graduates go into architectural practice or on to further academic study in architecture or related subjects.

Your skills are transferable, which enables you to work anywhere in the world. Some architects also work in other areas such as:

  • Planning
  • Heritage site management
  • Landscape
  • Cultural and artistic practice
  • Curatorial work

UCD Architecture offers a wide range of taught master's, research master's and doctorate programmes, including:

  • Sustainable Building Design & Performance
  • Urban Design
  • Conservation & Heritage
  • Landscape Studies
  • Irish and European Landscape and Urbanisation
  • History and Theory of Architecture (PhD)
International Study Opportunities

Opportunities to date have included:

  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • National University of Singapore
  • Technische Universität Munchen, Germany
  • University of California, Berkeley, USA

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Throughout this degree, two main elements are taught each year: the design project and the lecture programme. The design project is based in our design studios and taught through a combination of lectures, individual tuition, field trips, group tutorials, large reviews and exhibitions (architectural design, drawing and model making).

The lecture programme can be grouped under three broad headings:

Technical

  • Architectural Technologies
  • Structures
  • Environmental Science

Cultural

  • Architectural History & Theory
  • Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Perspectives on Architecture

Managerial

  • Professional Studies

A combination of continuous assessment and end-of-semester written examinations is used. In your final year, you’ll also submit a report of your design research project.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Documents required:
  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. 
  • (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            22400 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 22400 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.
          • EU/EEA

            7567 EUR/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 7567 EUR per year and a duration of 60 months.

          Living costs for Dublin

          1,100 - 1,800 EUR/month
          Living Costs

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

          Funding

          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.