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Architectural Technology

Our new Architectural Technology degree brings together all aspects of the design process, from concept through to completion, to develop the key skills you’ll need for a career in this exciting and fast-growing sector.

Key Facts



BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology


Pathways Available

International Foundation Year


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

Learning will be centred around our dedicated design studios where you will work on authentic design projects, developing a sound understanding of the processes of design and construction primarily through Revit, BIM, virtual reality, architecture in a global context, project management, procurement and construction contract.

You will gain an understanding of the multidisciplinary and collaborative nature of the modern construction industry, and the management of projects using cutting-edge technologies.

Studying Architectural Technology at Bradford will give you the framework to practice privately or, on successful completion of CIAT (The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists), to run a business in the architectural and construction industries.

The programme is delivered using an enquiry-based learning approach involving workshops, lectures, tutorials and independent study. We assess your learning through a variety of methods including project work, essays and exams.

At Bradford you’ll benefit from:

Industry experienced tutors – our tutors have extensive track records of project design and delivery
Outstanding lab and studio facilities
In-depth training in the digital technologies shaping the profession – you’ll gain hands-on experience with key equipment and software packages used by industry professionals
A wide-ranging curriculum covering subjects including the circular economy and sustainable materials
Work on authentic projects which are varied in terms of complexity, context, scale and material use
Whilst studying with us, you will be given the opportunity for national and international study trips

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Your Pathways

International Foundation Year

The IFY will prepare you for the first year of your undergraduate degree. It’s made up of several core and subject-specific modules that will give you a greater understanding of your chosen subject area. The skills you develop through this programme will help you in your chosen degree, in your future career, and in all aspects of life.

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University of Bradford

The University combines academic teaching with industry
expertise to create a learning environment and culture that
fosters innovation and excellence. This approach helps you
to develop skills and gain practical experience that is highly
valued by future employers.

Formed in 1832 as the Mechanics Institute, in 1966 the University of Bradford became Britain’s 40th university. Over its 50 years the University has innovated and proven its excellence, more recently, ranked top 3 in the UK for work experience and careers and employment services and won University of the Year for Social Inclusion.

The University of Bradford is made up of four academic faculties with each covering a broad range of specialisms:

  • Faculty of Engineering & Informatics
  • Faculty of Health Studies
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management, Law & Social Sciences

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