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University of Salford

Architecture

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent. Additional AS Levels can be used towards the overall tariff points provided they are not completed in the same subject as the A2.

A minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff Points from a QAA Approved Level 3 Access to HE Diploma to contain a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2 to total 60 credits overall for the full award.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required. Equivalent qualifications Key Skills Level 2, and Functional Skills Level 2, are also accepted.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Including a grade 5 in Standard Level Maths and grade 5 in Standard Level English.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Higher Level Subjects including a minimum of H5 in Maths and English

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

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

D*D*

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

D,M,M

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Must be completing a minimum of 2 of these or other A Level equivalent qualification.

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

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own or with additional AS Levels. Must be doing an additional A2 or equivalent to top up to required points.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers.

112 UCAS Tariff Points from Higher Level.

UCAS Tariff

112

From a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

112 UCAS Tariff Points. Not acceptable on it's own. Points must be gained from a minimum of 2 A2's or equivalent.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

**Architects shape the world around us, balancing creativity and critical knowledge to transform and inspire our built environment. Our RIBA-accredited BSc (Hons) Architecture degree will nurture your skills and channel your passion for design so you are ready to help create a better urban future for everyone.**

It’s no surprise that architecture is one of the UK’s most popular degree courses – and an inspiring career choice. Architects are highly-valued in many sectors, working widely throughout the world for governments, major organisations, design practices and engineering consultancies.

Salford is a leading UK centre for architecture. Led by international experts, we’re consistently ranked in the World Top 100 universities (QS 2018) for Architecture and Built Environment study. Drawing on our enviable location close to the heart of Manchester, one of Europe’s fastest-growing city regions, you’ll explore architecture and the built environment in a collaborative, engaging way.

Our three-year BSc Architecture course will nurture your knowledge and skills, so you are ready for sustainable design and practice in the digital era. With unconditional Part 1 validation from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB), the course provides the crucial first stage in your journey to become a chartered architect.

Delivered from our flagship New Adelphi building, you’ll thrive in a dynamic studio-based culture that promotes action learning. You’ll explore spatiality and the relationship between form, space, material and tectonics. You’ll study urban scale, history and theory. You’ll consider building performance and learn how to design to criteria and conceptual frameworks. You’ll sketch ideas, make models, and fill your Instagram feed with visits to local projects.

Reflecting the real-world, you’ll complete multi-disciplinary projects and innovative problem-solving activities alongside other built environment students. Through our strong links with local architectural practices and design firms, you’ll receive external critiques and guest lectures. With a focus on your future, you’ll share your creativity at our annual architecture show and build your network at our exclusive built environment careers fair.

**Features**

- Explore architectural spatiality and the relationship between form, space, material and tectonics through studio workshops and action-learning modules

- Develop skills and competences using digital tools and technologies, such as BIM, that enable more creative and sustainable design

- Build your leadership and management skills, gaining the confidence to contribute your opinions and express your ideas

- Gain ARB and RIBA Part 1 validation, the crucial first step of your seven-year journey to become a chartered architect

- Experience a dynamic studio-based culture, delivered from our £55 million New Adelphi building, complete with 3-D printers and laser cutters

Modules

The course is designed to meet the requirements of the Architects Registration Board Prescription of qualifications: ARB criteria for Part 1 and the QAA benchmark statement. The BSc (Hons) in Architecture provides the first stage in the seven-year education of an architect. The course encompasses planning and pre-design, design, construction, operation and re-construction; it will offer an opportunity for students from different domains to study together through multi disciplinary projects. The course promotes an action learning approach, with a focus on the workplace and current practice-based developments.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of the Built Environment

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.

68%
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

72%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

71%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
A
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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
27%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
9%
Engineering professionals
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.

£24k

£24k

£31k

£31k

£35k

£35k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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