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Anglia Ruskin University

Architecture (with Placement year)

UCAS Code: K101

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

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112
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About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Architecture

Take the first step towards becoming an architect with our Architects Registration Board Part 1 prescribed course. Create meaningful, exhilarating and comforting spaces where people can live, work and play. Apply your knowledge and skills to real-world scenarios through site visits, study trips and in our architectural studios. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry.From the design of a family home to an entire city, architects shape the world in which we live. Our course delivers the creative and technical skills youll need to help transform our built environment and succeed in architectural practice.Well help you to consider the cultural, environmental, technological, social, legal, economic and regulatory contexts of architecture. Youll learn about its history, from ancient Greece to the present day, and explore the design of buildings as well as the technical and managerial skills needed to turn them into reality. Youll consider buildability, sustainability and how to meet human needs in building design and youll learn how to produce architectural drawings, and to analyse, research and develop briefs.Architects have to switch effectively between being an artist, designer, planner, communicator, manager and leader. Well make sure you learn to reason logically, communicate clearly and read critically. Youll become a creative problem-solver who can work independently and as a team member.In preparation for a career in professional practice, youll cover business and management as well as inter-relationships in the construction industry. Youll be well prepared to contribute to the running of a successful practice.At our end-of-year Summer Exhibition, youll have the chance to display your work to the public.Each year the School of Architecture organises a study visit to a European city. There is a cost associated with participating in the study visit, which typically lasts 5 days. During the visit, students and staff experience another culture and see how this is represented through both historic and contemporary architecture and in the city's urban planning. Recent study visits have included trips to Lisbon, Venice, Rome, and Vienna.Our BA (Hons) Architecture course gives you exemption from the Part 1 examinations required by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). This means that when you complete the course youll have fulfilled the first part of the three-part process required to become a registered architect in the United Kingdom.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Folio Skills
Essential Skills for Architecture
Architecture and Planning Design Studio A
Design Explorations
Building Technology
Elements of Construction Design
Architecture and Planning Design Studio B
History and Theory of Architecture (Introduction)

Year two, core modules

Advanced Construction Technology
Environmental Building Performance
Site Studies and Planning
Architectural Design Studies 1
Modernism and Beyond
Site Studies and Design
Architectural Design Studies 2

Year two, optional modules

Architectural CAD
Modelling Sustainable Architecture
Study of European Practice

Placement Year

Year Four, core modules

Project Evaluation and Development
Construction Technology and Innovation
Conversion and Adaptation of Buildings
Professionalism, Values and Ethics
Architectural Design Studies 3
Architectural Design Studies 4 (Dissertation)

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. These will include design projects, presentations, timed assignments, exams and coursework.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Engineering and the Built Environment

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

65%
low
Architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
70%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
72%
Male students
28%
Female students
42%
2:1 or above
27%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

38%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
34%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£31k

£31k

£38k

£38k

£44k

£44k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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