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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

76%

Subjects
  • Architecture
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Creative relevant subject Any subject related to the course at grade A,Any subject related to the course at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Certificate
MD

BTEC Award
P

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Creative subject

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

76%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

BA Architecture (Part 1) is accredited by ARB and RIBA, so on the course youâ??ll prepare for professional practice. This professional validation means that upon graduating, students will have fulfilled the first of a three-part process required to become a registered architect in the United Kingdom. You will investigate the ways we live in the world, individually and collectively, through our spatial relationships with materials, to make places that make a difference. Youâ??ll be exposed to a wide range of skills that will form the foundation of your career in Architecture, including: making, collaboration, designing and doing. Youâ??ll develop an understanding of the practice and theory of architecture, grounded in making, along with critical thinking and a familiarity with the material nature of architectural ideas. Youâ??ll explore the reflective practice of making thoughtful, tangible, inhabited places that mediate between the individual, the world we live in and the others we live with. Both inside and outside of the studio, as well as in regular seminars, lectures and reviews, youâ??ll engage in projects that encourage the creative balancing of rigour and risk, informed by technical and contextual knowledge. Integrating theory with practice is at the heart of professional architectural practice, so thatâ??s exactly what youâ??ll do here. Youâ??ll raise issues, explore, experiment and make judgements. Youâ??ll discuss and present ideas about architecture as an expressive act through making tangible propositions, mindful of how they might be realised. This â??research-by-makingâ?? encourages risk-taking, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Modules

Arts University Bournemouth

Graduation

The Arts University Bournemouth is one of the most successful and popular higher education specialists in the UK, with an excellent national and international reputation; it is committed to providing the highest quality, industry-relevant creative degrees. It currently offers more than 20 degrees in art, design, media and performance.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
45%
55%

Year 1

38%
62%

Year 2

48%
52%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 90%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
307 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £18.2k MED
Graduates who are quality and regulatory professionals

7%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

56%

Graduates who are secretarial and related occupations

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Before the recession, architecture had one of the lowest unemployment rates of all the main subjects, and graduates were in demand. But the recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for architects. Things have been looking up more recently, though, so we hope and expect that the jobs market for architects will get better. 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 if you want to succeed as an architect.
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