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

136

% applicants receiving offers

12%

Subjects
  • Architecture
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£22k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A,A at Advanced Higher and B,B,B at Higher.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5. No specific subjects are required but a portfolio of creative work is required at interview stage.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

12%

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

The Architecture BSc aims to inspire and exercise you in as wide a range of experiences as possible, so you develop an independent, creative, diverse and rigorous approach to design from the outset, and are guided in discovering your own direction in architecture.

Modules

Year 1: This year offers a sequence of projects which develop the central skills of observation, design and representation, with emphasis on the inventive and intelligent expression of ideas; all students are expected to work in a designated studio space under the supervision of studio staff; augmenting the studio projects are lecture courses on: history and theory; production of the built environment; technology; a field trip to a major European city is also part of the programme. Year 2: At the start of this year, students choose to join 1 of up to 9 design units, in which they remain for the year; each unit declares a clear architectural position; the range of units allows each student to begin to develop personal architectural interests within a strong academic framework; the history and theory course offers a lecture series on 20th-century concepts and history; the technology course is integrated with studio work via lectures which outline the major technical issues that affect construction, resulting in an audit of a design project; a computing course provides students with an opportunity to develop a full range of computing skills. Year 3: Students are again given the opportunity to select their design unit; it is expected in this degree year that students develop 1 of their design projects to a high degree of architectural and intellectual resolution; in collaboration with year 2 history and theory, studies are developed through lectures and seminar groups which investigate contemporary theories of architecture and culture; year 3 technology teaching is fully integrated into the unit programme, each student preparing a technical report on their major design project.

UCL (University College London)

Main campus

Welcome to University College London, the capital's leading multi-disciplinary university with 8,000 staff and 25,000 students. Our university is a modern, outward-looking institution, committed to engaging with the major issues of our times. We have a global reach - almost two-thirds of our student body come from outside the UK, from 150 countries. UCL today is a true academic powerhouse.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
8%
92%

Year 1

49%
51%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of registration in the UK. Joint Audio Media Education Services (JAMES)

Validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the purpose of eligibility for membership of that body. http://www.architecture.com

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 76%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

74%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

79%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
58% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
53% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
534 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

64%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

16%

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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