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Manchester Metropolitan University

Architecture

UCAS Code: K100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Grades AAA. A mixture of science/maths and humanities/arts subjects is preferred, but not essential. Art or Fine Art A-levels are particularly welcomed; however please note applicants with three arts-based subjects (for example Art, Graphics and 3D Design, or Art, Photography and Design and Technology), or a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art & Design on its own will not be considered as meeting our entry requirements. General Studies is not accepted

Access to HE Diplomas in Humanities/Science subjects will be considered acceptable. Overall 60 credits are required with 45 credits at Distinction

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

with three subjects at higher level 6 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

A BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design on its own will not be considered as meeting our entry requirements

UCAS Tariff

144

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20%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

Manchester School of Architecture is consistently ranked amongst the best in the UK and characteristically, students rate their experience very highly particularly in respect of resource provision, quality of teaching and personal development. The School has strong links with architectural practice in the Northwest and architectural practitioners are involved with teaching. The course is jointly run by MMU and the University of Manchester which allows you to benefit from the considerable resources and expertise in teaching and research available in both institutions, and receive an award from both institutions.

Modules

For year 1, Architecture is introduced through foundational principals in space-making, material expression, brief-writing, contextual research, and the critical role of humanities in the design process. In year 2, the multi-layered nature of architectural deisgn is explored. Urban theory and specialised sustainability knowledge is developed through design projects, transforming the aesthetic concepts of first year into the techno-cultural strategies used by professionals. Year 3 is organised around 'Ateliers', each exploring specific research informed themes, you apply a particular design methodology to an extended urban project lasting the entire year. The programme culminates with an assessed self-build exhibition as preparation for the first year of professional architectural experience.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Manchester School of Architecture

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.

75%
med
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

77%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
64%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

79%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
11%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Other elementary services 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

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

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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