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University of Bath

Architecture (with placement)

UCAS Code: K100

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

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Compulsory A level subjects A*AA in three A level subjects. Desirable A level subjects A preference for subjects that combine Mathematics or Physics with Art or Design and Technology. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level subjects that will not be considered in your application Offers can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both. Alternative A level offer AAA plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

We welcome applications from mature students who have significant work experience in a relevant field and who can demonstrate evidence of recent study in a relevant subject area. Your work experience and recent study will need to demonstrate both numerical and art and design skills. Applicants offering an Access to HE Diploma (generally in science or engineering, with significant work experience in an art/design field) would typically be expected to pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. We may specify particular units in which Distinctions must be achieved. Your application would need to include evidence of strong mathematical ability at Level 3: this may be achieved through achieving Maths or Physics A level at Grade A, or by achieving credits at Distinction in mathematical units on an Access to HE Diploma course. You will also need to have achieved a Grade B in GCSE English. Your personal statement should demonstrate your commitment to studying Architecture, with an explanation of why you have chosen to return to study at this time. It should also provide evidence of strong literacy skills.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer D3, D3, D3 plus one of: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives A preference for subjects that combine Mathematics or Physics with Art or Design and Technology.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects. If you are not studying one of Mathematics, Physics or Visual Arts at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level your offer may include 7 in that subject. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 7, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in the Standard Level subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in Advanced Highers plus AAAAB in Scottish Highers. Preference for Advanced Highers that combine Mathematics or Physics with Art or Design and Technology.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

49%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Architecture

The professional training you need to practise as an architect, combining studio-based design with technical knowledge of materials and construction techniques.Our course gives you the practical and creative skills you need to explore, analyse and communicate architectural proposals. You'll combine project work in design studios with a grounding in the historic and cultural theory of architecture. Through integrating science, mathematics and art, youll learn how to control, manipulate and compose internal spaces and external forms.At Bath, we focus your studies around studio work from the start. This is where youll work collaboratively to produce integrated design solutions. And, more importantly, where youll develop the practical skills to realise your creative potential.Individual and group projects will challenge you to integrate the principles of structural, environmental and sustainable design into your work. Your knowledge of materials and the assembly of building elements will help inform how you approach design. Working with civil engineering students develops your understanding of the technical aspects of designing structures. This cross-discipline teamwork gives you an insight into the design problems and professional relationships you could experience in your career.Your study experience at Bath will be distinct from that offered by most other universities in the UK. Youll go on two six-month placements as part of your four-year degree to help you on your journey to becoming a qualified Architect. You could also have the opportunity to study abroad as part of a student exchange agreement.Professional recognition/accreditationThis course is fully accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Architecture and Civil Engineering

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.

83%
high
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

64%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A*

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.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
55%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Design occupations
3%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
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.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£31k

£31k

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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