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Falmouth University

Architecture

UCAS Code: 1G80

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

Entry requirements


We welcome A Levels in a wide range of subjects, especially in those relevant to the course for which you apply.

We may consider a standalone AS in a relevant subject, if it is taken along with other A Levels and if an A Level has not been taken in the same subject. However, you will not be disadvantaged if you do not have a standalone AS subject as we will not ordinarily use them in our offers.

60 credits (with a minimum of 45 credits achieved at level 3) in a relevant subject.

A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications

A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points

A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

120-136

A typical offer is between 120 and 136 UCAS points, primarily from Level 3 equivalent qualifications, such as A levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma or a Foundation Diploma, or current, relevant experience. Grade 4 (or C) or above in GCSE English Language, or equivalent, is a minimum language requirement for all applicants. Due to the creative nature of our courses, you will be considered on your own individual merit and potential to succeed on your chosen course. Please contact the Applicant Services team for advice if you are predicted UCAS points below this range, or if you have questions about the qualifications or experience you have.

a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points, when combined with a minimum of 64 UCAS tariff points from the Supporting Qualifications

46%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

Learn to design and make innovative buildings, environments and spaces. Combining theory with practice, you'll define your own architectural agenda by considering thoughts and ideas in terms of the past, present and future.

You’ll collaborate on live projects, learn essential 2D and 3D CAD techniques, and develop the physical model-making and hand-drawing skills needed to communicate your ideas. You'll also learn to prioritise the interrelationship between material, space, place and people that forms the language of architecture. Based in Cornwall, you'll draw inspiration from our unique and sometimes extreme environments.

The course is ARB part 1 prescribed and RIBA part 1 validated.

Modules

Year One:

In your first year you'll develop a thorough grounding in the language of architecture through looking at issues of locality, materiality and identity; applying practical and conceptual skills to develop usercentred design outcomes. You'll also look at the community issues of collective living and working, and explore the structure of how things are made.
?Place - Issues of locality, materiality & identity
?People - User centred design and introduction to core skills of drawing/model making
?Community - Issues of collective living & working
?Structure - Exploration of how ‘things' work & are made

Year Two:

In your second year you'll develop your technical and conceptual skills and take on larger-scale design projects. You'll also look at environmental issues of sustainable development and explore 'housing' in the broadest sense. A grounding in key practice skills prepares you for your career after you graduate. Erasmus exchanges and placements within architectural practice are encouraged during your second year.
?Context - Larger scale design projects
?Environment - Issues of sustainable development
?Habitation - 'Housing' in the broadest sense
?Professional Practice

Year Three:

In your final year you'll complete an independent exploratory project testing your definition of what architecture is or can be, and this is supported by a critical and theoretical view within your dissertation. You'll complete the course with a comprehensive major project that will highlight all of your skills and be the stepping stone into creative professional practice.
?Independent Exploratory Project
?Dissertation
?Final Project

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
International
£15,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Falmouth University

Department:

School of Architecture, Design and Interiors

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Architecture

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A*

After graduation


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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.

100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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