Architectural Technologists bring together project management, design and technical skills. As an Architectural Technology student you’ll become prepared to deliver projects all the way from concept stage. You’ll learn and increase your knowledge of the industry and legislation, experience realistic projects and develop your creative skills.
Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.
Our curriculum has three key themes: Presentation, Technology, and Professional Practice and Design, each one being taught over the three years covering various subjects with complexity and depth.
You will have the chance to meet and work with local and national industry experts through project briefings, reviews, tutorials and presentations, learning the theory and practical applications of skills and creating a professional network with potential recruiters. Plus visit construction sites across the UK and internationally, to see projects at various stages. There are opportunities to work on real-life projects, participate in national competitions and exhibitions, and be recognised in our annual degree show.
Typical design projects involve site visits, primary technical and contextual research, concept sketching, 2D and 3D computer-aided design, physical model making and presenting to client design teams. You will be taught manual drafting and software such as: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, AutoCad, Revit, 3DstudioMax, Navisworks, ArchiCad etc.
Methods of Learning
Our BSc Architectural Technology degree is typically run over three years with an optional part-time study route. You will have two or three days per week of lectures, tutorials, studio work, meetings with industry partners and one-to-one project consultations. These are complemented with extra-curricular activities run by the course, student societies, student union and CIAT AspirATion group.
You will be assessed continuously through project work, assignments or reports. This will assess your theoretical and practical skills.
University of Northampton Highlights
Number of Staff
Number of Students
Number of International Students
Graduation Employment Rate
Student Satisfaction Rate
Academic Programs Offered
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Mode of Programs Offered
Full time, Part time and Distance
Medium of Instruction
Average Tuition Fee for International Fee
GBP 12,000 - GBP 15,000
Proficiency Test for English Language
IELTS, TOEFL iBT or Pearson PTE
Scholarships, Funds and Loans
University of Northampton Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
For all the prospective candidates for the institute, an estimated cost of living in the UK is as cpmipield below.
The tuition fee varies from one course to another. Following are some of the popular courses along with the tuition cost:
BA and BSc Degrees
BSc Podiatry / BSc Occupational Therapy
Sandwich / placement Year
MA or MSc Degrees
Cost of Attendance
Basic list of expenses apart from tuition fee are as follows:
Type of Expenditure
Cost (in GBP, per week)
Accommodation (includes basic facilities)
130 to 300
36 to 52
4 to 14
Books and supplies
Clothing and personal care
16 to 26
University of Northampton Application Process
Basic Admission Requirements
Certified transcripts of high school/college/university
One reference required
Statement of Purpose depicting the interest of the applicant in the chosen course
MBA applicants must also have a proof of work experience
Arts and design applicant must also submit their portfolio
The Result of Language Tests for English Proficiency from all the international applicants. The exams valid are IELTS, TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE. Following are the minimum scores required in IELTS to gain admission:
6.0 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
6.5 overall and not less than 5.5 in each section
7.0 overall and not less than 6.5 in each section
When an international student is accepted they are required to pay the deposit fee of GBP 5,000 and will then receive a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from the University.
Other documents for the visa application process are: