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University of Huddersfield

Architecture / Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 1)

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

136 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

(Art, Design or Construction)

UCAS Tariff

136

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications.

78%
Applicants receiving offers

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Architecture

Experiencing buildings rather than just looking at photographs in a lecture theatre gives you a better understanding of how space is used. So if you choose the international strand of this course, youll have the opportunity to go on an extended field study visit to a non-European location.** We want to give you the skills to progress to the next stage of your architectural career. There are so many inspiring buildings and environments not just in Europe, but across the world. This course takes a unique approach to architecture by enabling you to look at places and cultures on an international scale. Well look at different regions and the cultural context behind their architecture, and give you the chance to create your own designs in response. We focus on helping you to create designs that are sustainable, inspiring and humane. And well also give you the chance to develop your skills through the latest technology, such as Building Information Modelling (BIM). There are two sides to the course. Architecture explores the complex regional, cultural, ethical and environmental issues that underlie the built environment. And Architecture (International) gives you a chance to put into practice what youve learned through an extended field trip to a location beyond Europe. Recent graduates have visited Vietnam, Malaysia, India and China. If you do choose to take the international option in your final year, the extended field trip is compulsory and youll have to fund your own place. Just to give you an idea, the average cost of the trip in the past few years has been around 1,400 per student. The course is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the body that regulates the architects profession in the UK. Thats good news if youre hoping to continue on to be an architect, as you have to register with the ARB to be able to practise using the title architect in the UK. Its also validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). In fact, if you graduate you will then gain exemption from RIBAs Part 1 Professional Examinations. Thats the first of three examinations you need to pass to qualify and register as an architect, all of which you can undertake here at Huddersfield. So you could be well on the way towards your chosen profession.

Modules

Year 1 Core modules: Technology 1: An Introduction to Architectural Technology; History and Theory 1: Spatial and Visual Culture; Personal Development 1: An Introduction to Communication Skills; Design Studio 1: Basic Principles of Design; Design Studio 2: Theory and Form. Year 2 Core modules: Technology 2: Integrated Technology; History and Theory 2 : Place and Precedent; Personal Development 2: Techniques of Representation; Design Studio 3: Place and Architecture; Design Studio 4: Integrated Design. Final Year Core modules: Technology 3: Materials and Tectonics; History and Theory 3: Architectural Dissertation; Personal Development 3: Professional Studies; Design Studio 5: Event Space Form. Option modules: choose either Design Studio 6: Culture Context Place or Design Studio 6: Culture Context Place (International).

Assessment methods

A combination of portfolios of design work, written assignments, seminar presentations and classroom tests, individually and in groups.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Please see our website for full details of the scholarship http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Architecture and Three-Dimensional Design

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.

76%
low
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
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

62%
Library resources
83%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

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.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
49%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

67%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
8%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£23k

£23k

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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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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