Portsmouth School of Architecture

Working with students to develop confidence and creative freedom in a professional arena.

European Field Trip included for BA1 students

First year Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design students will visit a European city in Teaching Block 1. Flights, transfers in Europe and accommodation are fully included. Transfers to and from UK airports, subsistence and spending money are not included.

* Please note: There are a limited number of places

What We Do

The School of Architecture at the University of Portsmouth provides an inspiring and challenging curriculum supported by collegiate staff with diverse experience, which encourages curiosity, experimentation and discovery within a student-centred learning environment.

We foster attitudes of social responsibility and ethical practice within a context-led approach to architecture, design and associated disciplines in supporting students in realising their individual potential.

Our unique historic coastal city location provides a gateway to Europe and beyond, cultivating attitudes of global citizenship, networking, and collaboration in regional, national and international scholarship, research and practice.

Find out more

You can find Portsmouth School of Architecture on:

  • Athena SWAN in the School of Architecture

    The Athena SWAN Scheme focuses on how higher education institutions can better promote the careers of women in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM). This year’s Athena SWAN Conference (04 March 2015) was held within the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, with the Portsmouth School of Architecture hosting guest speaker Jane Duncan, President Elect of RIBA. For more information on the conference and the University’s bronze award-winning commitments to the scheme, you can visit its dedicated website below.

    Find out more about Athena SWAN at the University

    Athena SWAN in the School of Architecture
  • Re-Naturing Cities Workshop

    The main aim of this workshop is to explore novel theories, strategies and methods for re-naturing cities. There is today strong interest in the theme, since 'naturalising' cities can help address multiple global societal challenges and generate benefits, such as the enhancement of health and well-being, sustainable urbanisation, ecosystems and their services and resilience to climate change. Approximately 40 academics from the UK and Brazil, most of which will be early career researchers, will participate in this four-day workshop. This initiative is a partnership between the University of Portsmouth and the Universidade Federal de Goiás.

    Find out how to apply

    Re-Naturing Cities Workshop
  • Courses

    We offer a range of accredited and non-accredited courses associated with architecture, spaces, places and the interior leading to a variety of careers. These include undergraduate courses BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design and postgraduate courses, which build on these and develop research skills and specialisms.

    Find out more about our courses

  • News

    We are very proud of the achievements of our students and staff. From competition winners to research funding, you can find out about the array of activities we get involved in here by reading our regularly updated news features.

    Read the latest news across the faculty

  • Our graduates

    Employability is a key issue for our teaching, and our graduates are very successful in finding a wide range of excellent jobs in architecture and interior design.

    Find out more about our graduates

    Our graduates
  • International opportunities

    International exchanges, projects and collaborative opportunities are at the heart of the School of Architecture’s values. We continually seek to create international experiences for our students to explore different cultures in response to the fast moving global world. Cultural awareness is cultural.

    Find out more about our international opportunities

    International opportunities