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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Architecture
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

120-136 Tariff points to include a minimum of 3 A levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Acceptable when combined with other qualifications.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

120-136 points to include a minimum of 3 A levels or equivalent. All shortlisted applicants are subject to interview.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-136 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

This accredited course is for those who aspire to make positive environmental, cultural and social changes through architecture. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? This course will develop your creativity and ability to understand and improve the human environment. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE Our facilities include dedicated design studio spaces and access to design workshops, IT suites and the latest modelling software and 3D technologies. You will work on live projects as part of the course's in-house chartered practice, Project Office. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for those who want to develop their knowledge of architecture in all areas: theory, practice, technique and design. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED Additional experience can be gained by placement opportunities and field trips in both the UK and many parts of Europe. AFTER THE COURSE Our graduates have gone on to postgraduate studies and careers in international architectural practices, construction, historic building conservation, project management, and other creative and cultural disciplines.


In your first year you will develop your own creative and decision-making skills by learning to apply new fields of knowledge to varied design projects for which you will decide the parameters. You will also study the history of human understanding and response to the world, how to apply technical, environmental and sustainable design principles in your work and how to research, study and communicate professionally. In year two you will take your studies to a more advanced level and integrate them into more complex design projects. You will explore issues such as responding to different contexts and you will learn advanced skills for presenting your design work. The technology unit provides you with methods for designing environmentally and technically responsive buildings and you will learn about the philosophical context for the discipline of architecture. Study trips and exchange opportunities are also offered, and you are able to choose from a range of faculty-wide options. In your third year your studies are geared towards preparation for professional placement once you have graduated. Employability is the focus in this year. Design projects will start to simulate the complexity of real-world practice; design, context and technology are integrated, and urbanism is a key theme. You will choose a dissertation topic in an area of your own interest for in-depth research and you will be introduced to the practice and legal framework of the profession. You will also design and build the end of year exhibition.

University of Portsmouth

The library

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

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 93%
Student score 83% MED
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
25% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
48% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
321 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
66% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are design occupations


Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors


Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


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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