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University of East London

Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 1)

UCAS Code: K100
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Architecture
Student score
77% LOW
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including an A2 level pass in an Art & Design subject

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Including a higher level pass in an Art & Design subject

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

In a relevant Art & Design subject.

UCAS tariff points

For entry of this course you will be assessed by portfolio/interview.

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


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


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

Our architecture course is one of our flagship degrees at the University of East London, providing you with an excellent educational framework - and the first qualification you need to become a practising architect. We’ll teach you individually or in small groups, each led by a design tutor who is usually a practising architect. Our team of academics will also support you in areas of history, theory, technology and computing. We take a distinctly ‘hands-on’ approach to architecture. Our course emphasises learning through the process of making, and then reflecting critically on what has been made, developing your creativity and your critical judgement. Our driving forces are imagination, investigation, experimentation and innovation, and you’ll explore a wide variety of approaches, interests and areas of work. The core of architecture is the design studio, and the main emphasis of our course is developing your design ability. Since our key aim is to push your creativity and judgment to the maximum, you can expect the course to be highly demanding.


Foundation Year: Techniques for Design (Core) Design: Project (Core) History, Theory & Communication (Core) Design Media & Representation (Core) Year 1: Architecture, Design Investigation 1 (Core) Architecture, Design Resolution 1 (Core) History and Theory 1 Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 1 (Core) Year 2: Architecture Design Investigation 2 Core) Architecture, Design Resolution 2 (Core) History and Theory 2 (Core) Technical Studies, Computing and Representation 2 (Core) Year 3: Architecture, Design Investigation 3 (Core) Architecture Design Resolution 3 (Core) History and Theory 3 (Core) Technical Studies and Professional Studies 3 (Core)

University of East London

Stratford campus

UEL's students have one thing in common, their drive to achieve their ambitions. We create an environment that allows our students to reach their goals, through an inspiring atmosphere and teaching that is designed with your future in mind. Students' attitudes are reflected in UEL's ambitions to grow and regenerate.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 79%
Student score 77% LOW
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
42% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
23% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
270 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
23% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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