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

152

% applicants receiving offers

14%

Subjects
  • Architecture
Student score
84% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
A*AA

Specific subjects are required for certain courses. Please see the website for full details: http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

For many Cambridge courses qualifications in specific subjects are required, please see http://www.study.cam.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 152 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

14%

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

Not available

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

Unfortunately we don't have any UCAS course information to display.

Modules

Year 1: Students take 5 lectureâ??based papers in: introduction to architectural history; introduction to architectural theory; fundamental principles of construction; fundamental principles of structural design; fundamental principles of environmental design; there is an emphasis on understanding and developing proficiency in traditional modes of architectural representation (models, collage, perspectives, elevations, plans and sections) students learn basic CAD skills and use these in studio presentations. Year 2: Students have a choice of 3 options for studio work, with projects ranging in scale from mapping studies and interior interventions to a reasonableâ??sized building; in addition, students take 4 lectureâ??based papers that build on knowledge acquired in the 1st year: studies in history and theories of architecture, urbanism and design; principles of construction; principles of structural design; principles of environmental design. Year 3: Students have a choice of 3 studios, these options vary in approach but all require students to produce a design for a building at the end of the year; there are 4 lectureâ??based papers that together carry 20 per cent of overall marks: advanced studies in historical and theoretical aspects of architecture and urbanism; introduction to the principles of professional practice; advanced studies in construction technology, structural analysis and environmental design related to case studies; and architectural engineering; a written dissertation of 7,000 to 9,000 words on a topic of the student's own choice accounts for the remaining 20 per cent of marks; exemption from Part 1 of the Royal Institute of British Architectsâ?? Examinations is obtained by the successful completion of the undergraduate course.

University of Cambridge

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We are one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres. Cambridge comprises 31 Colleges and over 150 departments, faculties, schools and other institutions. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known worldwide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students and world-class original research carried out by University and College staff.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

12%
88%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1 level for the purpose of registration in the UK. Landscape Institute (LI)

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 88%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

73%

Feedback on work has been prompt

54%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
32% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
9% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
570 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

43%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

32%

Graduates who are managers and proprietors in other services

4%

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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