If you would like to make a positive impact on the world through architecture, and study in a multidisciplinary and international environment, find out more about the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture's Bachelor's Degree in Architecture.
Committed to Society with Compulsory Classes on Cooperation, Sustainability and Accessibility
UIC Barcelona aims to train architects to know and care about the needs of society, the environment and people in general. It is the only architecture school in Spain that teaches compulsory modules on cooperation, sustainability and accessibility. It offers students a holistic approach to architectural education, improving competitiveness by encouraging multiple skill sets, teamwork, responsibility, and entrepreneurship.
Individual Attention, Guidance and Coaching
Individual attention for students (1/15 teacher-student ratio in project-based subjects) and a holistic approach with a focus on social impact are considered key elements of this program. What does the mean? The university has a unique teaching method, Integrated Project-based Teaching (DIP), where each student is tasked with undertaking a project at every step of the process. The subjects are taught in a cross-disciplinary way in order to ensure that projects are worked on at all different levels: starting from an urban approach to set out both the architectural project overall and how it will be resolved at a technical level. Therefore students learn to work on a project starting from a territorial level all the way down to the construction details.
The school has a modelling studio filled with all types of analogical and digital machinery (lasers, numerical control machines and rapid prototyping 3D machines) that are operated by an expert who guides the work processes.
Cultural Activities with International Lecturers and Renowned Architects
The academic format is enriched by several workshops and lectures. During the Foros series, students attend various lectures delivered by prestigious national and international architects. During the week-long and intense Vertical Workshop, students from all five years of the programme are divided into teams. These teams create socially-oriented projects using models built on a real scale, under the supervision of renowned Spanish architects.
Classes Taught in English and Exchange Agreements
Having an international outlook, mobility and exchange programmes with universities abroad are some of the School of Architecture’s main priorities. Our degree programmes are eligible for recognition in any European Union country and many of the subjects are taught in English. As part of the programme, undergraduates have an opportunity to study for a year and half at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires and thus obtain a double degree. This will allow them to work both in Argentina and Europe. In addition, the University of Belgrano diploma is accredited by the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Students from the UIC Barcelona School of Architecture won first prize in the latest editions of the Muestra de Proyectos Final de Carrera (Final Degree Projects Show) at the Spanish Biennial on Architecture and Urbanism (BEAU) as well as various prizes at the most recent edition of the Cevisama Lab international architectural competition.
Work Placements at Internationally Prestigious Architectural Firms, With an Employability Rate of 85%
All students would like to know who they might be able to work for after graduation. The UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has an active work placement programme that helps recent graduates find employment in the field of architecture. In recent years, 85% of our students have found a job after they graduated. The fact we have three Company-Sponsored University Chairs means there are more opportunities to work at companies in different fields of architecture.
Get a Grant!
The School of Architecture offers Grants for Academic Excellence for future students, the aim of this programme is to encourage and develop young talent. These grants cover 80% of the cost of tuition fees and are eligible for renewal each year.