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Glasgow School of Art

Architecture

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Architecture (with Honours) - BArch (H)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB with a minimum of GCSE Maths or Physics and English at Grade A.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H2,H2,H2

To include English and Maths or Physics, and preferably Art.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,B,B

ABBB (one sitting) or AABB (two sittings) to include English and Maths or Physics, and preferably Art.

UCAS Tariff

114-128

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38%
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About this course


Course option

5years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Architecture

The Bachelor of Architecture programme leads to an Ordinary or Honours degree and to exemption from Part 1 of the Examination in Architecture of the ARB/ RIBA at the end of Year 3 full-time study or Year 4 part-time study. The full-time mode takes a minimum of three years for the Ordinary degree and four years for the Honours degree. Full-time students are required to undertake a year of practical training in an approved architect's office between Years 3 and 4. The decision on whether a student progresses to Year 4 Honours study is made at the end of the Year 3 and is based on attaining a certain standard in studio work and examinations

Please see our website http://www.gsa.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-degrees/architecture-(barch)/ for further information.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£15,240
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Garnethill Campus

Department:

Single Tier Structure

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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

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
70%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

70%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
65%
Course specific equipment and facilities
38%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
56%
Male students
44%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
459

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.

100%
high
Employed or in further education
69%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Design occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Other administrative occupations
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, building and planning

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

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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