• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 5 years
  • Award: BA (Hons)
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

This international five year programme in Architecture is approved by the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China. Students attend Wuhan University for the first four years and then complete their fifth year at University of Dundee.

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The unifying ethos is for the creation of responsive and sustainable architecture, one where beauty and meaning are expressed through a clear understanding of the means by which it is made and functions, serving the needs of individuals and expressing the cultural aspirations of society.

I come here as student of co-program with Wuhan University in China. I enjoy the life in Dundee which is slow and enable me to focus on my study.  Tutors are nice and have a plenty of experience to share with me. Staff and other students are willing to help each other.


Ce Xing, Master of Architecture

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Global experience

This course engages students with international architects and teaching staff, from China, UK and other countries. It allows students to gain a global experience, which is becoming a critical factor in the world today.  Chinese and International staff, including those from University of Dundee, teach at Wuhan University during the initial four years and in preparation for the final year in University of Dundee.

This is a unique course in China and the UK and aims to train students to have a broad international perspective, with cross-cultural communication and new international perspective.

Wuhan University is located at Wuchang District of Wuhan City Luojia Hill and has a wide range of facilities including subject specific library, classrooms, lecture theatres, studios, workshops and cad facilities.

The Architecture at Dundee occupies purpose-built studio accommodation within the Mathew Building. Students are provided with shared studio space, and have access to a school computer suite and model-building workshop.

Wuhan University is directly under the Ministry of Education as a key comprehensive university, and one of the national "985 Project" and "211 Project" key universities. Entry at Year 1 is dealt with by Wuhan University.

Entry to Year 5 (University of Dundee) will require satisfactory completion of Level Four with a Pass of 60% or above, plus IELTS 6.0.

English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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Students are supported by classroom lectures, seminars and workshops and work through personal and group investigative study. Included also are studio design projects in which students learn to integrate all the constituent subject areas into a meaningful architectural whole.

The first four years are concerned with gaining and developing the skills, knowledge and understanding required to complete and communicate a complex architectural design. This will also include particularly in Year 1 and 2 Chinese Public course teaching.

At Honours level an international experience places a greater emphasis on the development of these skills and encourages each and every student to develop an individual position within the complex and evolving profession of architecture.

Student learning is both directed and independent.

Teaching is delivered both through engagement with studio projects and practical exercises; and through classroom, lecture and seminar delivery. One to one, small team and group tutorials/seminars are used on a regular basis.

Students will be required to work in a variety of media: drawn, 3-dimensional and digital. Regular and comprehensive visual and verbal presentations of their work are made, recording the development of the project over the year.

Students will also be required to produce project-related statements and reports which examine both generic issues and how knowledge gained in the complementary cognate areas have been assimilated within their own design work.

Architecture has become a global profession with top practices now seeking multi-lingual, young graduates who have a wide cultural experience and the ability to adapt to different and changing contexts. This course exposes students to a variety of cultural and educational experiences in preparation for an international profession.

Included in the first four years of study students will undertake practice experience in China before joining the final year of study in University of Dundee.

Year 1-4 fees are published by Wuhan University and set by the Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China

Year 5 fees (University of Dundee) are frozen at point of entry to Year 1 and therefore offer a substantial discount to students.

i.e. 2019/20 fees are set at 2015/6 levels of £12,950

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

Please complete the application form below, please ensure that you have your University of Dundee Associate Student ID. No. as you will be required to quote this in your application.

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  Degree UCAS Code
Apply nowArchitectural Studies with Wuhan University BA (Hons)UFBA-DAASWU