BArch (Hons) Architecture


‘Architecture is our primary instrument in relating  us with space and time, and giving these dimensions a human measure’                              Pallasmaa, 2005

Architecture at IT Sligo invites you to develop your own creative ideas and discover the multi-faceted processes of architecture in a stimulating and dynamic community of passionate academics, highly skilled architects and design professionals.




Our programme is the first programme of architecture in the ‘Creative West’ of Ireland. Situated on the Atlantic edge of Europe the spirit of this place has inspired creativity through the ages producing world renowned writers, artists, musicians, and designers. Our programme aims to build on this lineage recognizing the energy specific to this location on the edge of the Atlantic.

Our philosophical approach centres on:

  • Interpretation of Place
  • Regionally Transformative Architecture
  • Architectural Regeneration of Built Heritage
  • Human Experience and Perception of Space

Our progressive approach to architectural education builds on an established tradition of delivering undergraduate architectural design programmes for the last 20 years. We aim to empower students with a core belief in the spirit of a region and a desire to make a positive difference,

along with gaining skills that employers value highly.



The Bachelor of Architecture degree is a Level 8 five year full time honours programme.

The programme provides both a nationally and internationally recognised level of education and training for the practice of architecture, taught in a way that makes explicit an understanding of and sensitivity to, historical, contextual and cultural influences on the practice of design in a global, national, and local context.

The structure of the Bachelor of Architecture is fully modularised. Design Studio forms the core element of the programme, and makes up over 50% of the credits for each of the five years, integrated with a range of subjects throughout the programme. The students create an academic portfolio of design work by the end of the programme, which incorporates the other thematic areas of the syllabus: Architecture Design Studio, Context + Theory, Technology + Environment, Theory + Design of Structures, Applied Technology Studio,  Visual Communication, Interdisciplinary Practice, Professional Studies, Regional Engagement,  Thesis, Elective modules.


Yeats Academy Art Dsgn & Arch SG347 Honours Degree Abinitio

*New Common Points Scale

The new Leaving Certificate Common Points Scale from 2017 is not directly comparable with the scale that was in existence from 1992 to 2016.

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Applicants should list their CAO course choices in genuine order of preference and they will be offered the course highest up on their list that they are deemed eligible for, if any.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for CAO 2020 courses at ITSligo are available for download below:

Career Opportunities

The qualification is for the profession of architecture. However, a diverse range of career opportunities in the creative industries exists, utilising the skills taught through the education of an architect.

What subjects will I study?


"NOJI Architects fully support the creation of a Bachelor of Architecture course to the North Western region. It will lead to an increase in high-calibre students graduating and staying to work in the region. Architectural practices are always looking for the best degree-educated students to employ, now we have them on our doorstep.”

  NOJI Architects RIAI 'Future Award' Winner 2018

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        • Regional ethos and a personal touch / High contact time with tutors.
  • Students work in dedicated design studio spaces
  • Progressive approach to architectural education based around a dynamic studio culture
  • Projects are integrated into the local environment from a social, geographical, historical, and cultural perspective.
  • Broad range of transferable skills
  • An accessible, experiential, self−directed and supported learning experience
  • Architecture studio makes up over 50% of the programme  for each of the five years, complemented by Representation, Architectural History and Theory, Building Science & Technology and Professional Studies modules
  • Multi-disciplinary projects with students from fine art, creative design, structural engineering, quantity surveying and construction project management
  • Annual field trips to European design capitals
  • Participation in student exhibitions and design competitions
  • Erasmus exchange programmes with partner European universities

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