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Sheffield Hallam University

Architecture

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access - at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2 from a relevant Open College Network accredited course

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE mathematics and English language at grade C or Grade 4 or above. We do not accept GCSE equivalents.

UCAS Tariff

128

This must include at least 88 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualification but excludes General Studies. For example: ABB at A Level. DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ. We make you a lower offer after reviewing your portfolio at a selection event.

83%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

This first degree in architecture is highly distinctive in the UK due to its focus on environmental design.

You join a community of students and lecturers who are passionate about architecture and share an environmental commitment. As a graduate, you leave with a desire to make a positive contribution to the lives of people and the environments in which they live.

Alongside a core knowledge of creative architectural design, you gain an understanding of how buildings can be energy efficient. You also explore how innovative design ideas can create buildings that are healthy and uplifting to use.

Lectures explore the latest thinking on • architectural design • environmental issues and science • urban design • architectural history and theory • cultural studies • structures and building technology • computer aided design • professional practice.

**How you learn**

Your lectures and seminars cover current theory and examples of best practice in sustainable architecture. You consider low energy design principles and learn how daylight, natural ventilation and innovative solar design can benefit both people and the wider environment.

Design projects allow you to experiment with original ideas, which are developed and tested in a highly supportive studio atmosphere. You have 24 hour studio access.

During your studies you develop the construction skills needed as an architect and learn to apply these as a core and creative aspect of architecture.

You receive CAD training, which is highly valued by employers, and have access to up-to-date environmental design simulation software.

The history and theory lectures you attend provide you with diverse historical and current architectural knowledge.

**Field trips abroad**

European field trips during your second and third years explore the culture, history and architecture of cities such as • Amsterdam • Barcelona • Berlin • Rome • Rotterdam • Lisbon • Venice. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.

Modules

**Year one modules**• Architectural Design studio 1 • Architecture studio 1 • Cultural context 1 • Environment and Technology 1 • Communication.

**Year two modules**- • Architecture studio 2 • Cultural context 2 • Environment and Technology 2 • Construction Technology.

**Year three modules**- • Architecture Studio 3 • Cultural context 3 • Environment and Technology 3 • Professional practice.

Assessment methods

• Project work
• Continuous assessment
• Written assignments
• Examinations

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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.

81%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
69%
Male students
31%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

£18,000
low
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
96%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
23%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
11%
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.

£24k

£24k

£29k

£29k

£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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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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