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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Architecture
Student score
Not Available
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£21k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

with at least one acceptable subject.

Scottish Highers

plus grade A in Scottish Advanced Higher also required.

Scottish Advanced Highers

in an acceptable subject plus grades AAAAB in Scottish Highers also required.

BTEC Diploma

in a relevant subject plus grade A in A-level in an acceptable subject also required. Relevant BTEC subjects are: Applied Science, Art and Design, Business, Construction and the Built Environment, Engineering and IT.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a relevant subject. Relevant BTEC subjects are: Applied Science, Art and Design, Business, Construction and the Built Environment, Engineering and IT.

International Baccalaureate

with at least one acceptable subject

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

The Times Good University Guide 2017 ranks Sheffield 3rd in the UK for architecture. Our strong social and environmental focus puts us right at the forefront of research, working closely with communities as well as governments and businesses to develop our ideas. Student life here is based around the studio, where you will learn to think and act like a designer. Our aim is to free your imagination and help you find your own style. So, when you’re not attending lectures you will be working on studio projects. The split between the two is roughly equal. The projects get more ambitious as you progress, culminating in the third year with a major undertaking that will really test your strengths as a future professional. The course is recgonised by RIBA. Graduates usually do a year in practice before taking an MArch, here or at another leading school. They are architects, consultants, policy makers, critics, journalists – whatever they want to be.


University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

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?

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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
38% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
441 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
1% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £21k MED
Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians


Graduates who are engineering professionals


Graduates who are managers and directors in retail and wholesale


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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