The University of York is to establish a new Department of Architecture and the Built Environment – with a focus on sustainable and societally-informed design.
Offering BA and MA programmes, the new department will open in September 2025 and will eventually see up to 500 students enrolled.
The aim is for all courses to be eventually validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). York said that it would aim for the course to be ARB-accredited and is in discussions with the registration board to eventually become the UK’s 64th accredited architecture school.
The new department will champion sustainable, solutions-based and environmentally responsible design that supports York’s commitment to being a University for public good.
The University is currently recruiting its first key role for the new department – the founding Professor and Head of Department.