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Architecture Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

Architecture Graduate Diploma with Pre-Sessional English

Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Architecture (General) English For Speakers Of Other Languages (Esol)

Course type


Course Summary

This course enables you to study one term of English language followed by academic study in architecture. This course will focus on improving your language and academic skills for direct entry into a Master’s degree at Newcastle University. It includes a Pre-Sessional English language module to help prepare you for studying in the UK. Successful completion of this course offers you progression to a range of postgraduate degrees in architecture, planning and landscape at Newcastle University. You will be introduced to complex architectural settings on this course. The level is equal to the final year of a related BA degree.

This course is suitable if you: need to upgrade your undergraduate degree ready for postgraduate study in the UK; want to increase or update your subject knowledge and need intensive language preparation to equip you with the English language skills required for international study. If you pass this course you'll receive an International Graduate Diploma in Higher Education (FHEQ Level 6). This course has both formal and informal assessments. They'll help you build on your successes and meet the entry requirements needed for postgraduate study at Newcastle. Assessment methods will include: an architecture portfolio; a design project; written assignments; group project work; oral presentations and written examinations. The research component assesses your final written research project.

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module provides a contextual and holistic understanding of the built environment. You'll study current theories and manifestos of influential architects. This includes investigating how theory impacts on design decisions. You'll investigate the historic development of urban structures and human landscapes. This is in the context of cultural and economic development. Your existing knowledge of architectural history will develop with a focus on: 20th and 21st century developments; contemporary currents; socio-cultural contexts; the impact of globalisation and ecological challenges. This is a Subject module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a: pass in an undergraduate degree or diploma (3-5 years) with good grades. They need to be 17 years old, or older.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more