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MArch 6 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

63%

Subjects
  • Architecture
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£23k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AABB

English at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MDD

Architectural Construction or Interior Design

International Baccalaureate
30

5, 5, 5 at Higher level including English

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

63%

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

Modules

Level 1: This year is based on knowledge and skill acquisition in: communications: learning basic techniques; humanities: an introduction to architectural history and theory; technology: an introduction to basic principles and their application in architectural design; architectural studio covers both analytical and design projects aimed at dealing with specific subjects such as analysis of an existing building, or the design of a space to evoke a particular emotion, through to the design of a small building, for a particular client and on a specific site; the student studies 7 modules from these subject areas. Level 2: This year continues to be a structured programme of study, although there is a progression to more self-directed projects and problem-based learning which allows students more space for exploration of their developing ideas; the year focuses on the theme of making as a creative part of the design process and allows students the opportunity to experiment with materials and technology to a 1-to-1 scale; students examine issues of context in terms of existing structures, urban and landscape frameworks; students study 7 modules from the following subject areas: architectural design; humanities; architectural technology; communication. Level 3: This year presents the opportunity to expand upon and demonstrate the understanding skills and knowledge gained over the previous 2 years; students are encouraged to explore in greater depth both urban and landscape contexts as the framework for comprehensive architectural designs; the importance of detailed design is emphasised through the production of large scale models and drawings which explore and illustrate the material grammar of the building; architectural technology at this level is allied to management practice and law, each delivered through a combination of lectures and project-related workshops and seminars; students study 3 modules from the following subject areas: architectural design; humanities; architectural technology/professional studies. Level 4: The aim of the level 4 programme is to enable students to further develop meaningful and reasoned design principles; these are underpinned by a lively sense of personal enquiry through the use of scholarly research methods and investigative techniques; students are encouraged to think more independently and engage in problem forming when formulating comprehensive design propositions; through the completion of a complex architectural design project and supporting evaluative report they demonstrate that they satisfy the majority of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)/Architect's Registration Board (ARB) Professional Criteria at Part 2; in addition to analysing the broad parameters of a comprehensive architectural design, the report at level 4 amplifies a primary aspect of the design proposition as the basis of the architectural thesis undertaken at level 5; students study 3 modules from the following subject areas: architectural design; advanced theory; advanced technology/professional studies. Level 5: At this level the development of students' architectural research and design skills, design philosophy and general approach to architecture continues through the pursuit of specialist knowledge and understanding within a themed unit system; students elect to work within the unit most closely aligned with their architectural research interests developed over the previous 4 years and explored in the evaluative report and comprehensive design at level 4; students undertake an extended and comprehensive architectural thesis which is pursued for the duration of the session, supported by the module research methodologies and critique; the thesis, as the culmination of the architecture programme, comprises a portfolio of original work communicated in a variety of media appropriate to the theme of the chosen unit; through this students demonstrate an enhanced level of expertise through self-directed enquiry as the foundation of an ethos of continuing professional development and lifelong learning; students study 2 modules from the following subject areas: architectural design; research methodologies and critique.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
17%
83%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

44%
56%

Year 3

35%
65%

Year 4

18%
82%

Year 5

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

100%

Year 4

100%

Year 5

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 94%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
34% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
394 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
31% 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 £23k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

79%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

4%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

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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