Architectural Association School of Architecture

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The Architectural Association (AA) is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK. It was founded in 1847 as a student-centred collective that aspired to radically transform architectural education. Since then, it has fostered an environment that encourages students to speculate without limitations, take risks with confidence and cultivate individual, radical research.

The AA prepares students to speak up and shape the future of our profession. The school is quite unlike any other institution operating today and offers a broad range of flexible, self-directed programmes that empower students and staff to challenge conventions within contemporary architectural education and professional practice. The school offers opportunities to obtain BA(Hons) and MArch degrees in Architecture, along with a Foundation Course and several Postgraduate Programmes.

The AA is committed to extending the support it offers to help ensure that the most talented students are able to study at the school, regardless of their financial means. Currently one in five students receives financial support from a scholarship, bursary, student assistantship or the AA Hardship Fund. The school aims to increase the funding available and to introduce fully-paid scholarships for the most deserving students who would otherwise not be able to study at the AA. Read more about the financial support available, and visit this page to discover our courses.

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Higher Education
Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES