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International Foundation in Architecture

Queen's University Belfast

Prepare for entry to Year 1 of a professionally accredited undergraduate degree in Architecture or Planning, Environment and Development at Queen's University Belfast.

There's no portfolio requirement for admission to the International Foundation in Architecture - you'll prepare your art portfolio during the program.

If you have a higher English language level, you may qualify for our iCAS – integrated Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) – program. Combining your pathway and degree in a single study plan, you’ll only need one visa for the duration of your studies and can apply with alternative English language qualifications to IELTS.

Apply for one of our iCAS programs.

Key Information

  • No portfolio requirement - the only Russell Group university with no portfolio needed for Foundation entry.
  • Progress to Year 1 of a professionally accredited undergraduate degree at a UK top 20 architecture school (The Complete University Guide 2025).
  • Learn from a qualified and highly experienced architect, with help developing your art portfolio during the program.
  • Develop self-evaluation skills through weekly informal critiques of work produced in class.
  • Learn in classes set up as workshops, and have the opportunity to draw and make detailed models.
  • 100% of INTO students progressed to BSc (Hons) Architecture at Queen's (based on students progressing in 2022).

Course Details

International Foundation in Architecture

Queen's University Belfast

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