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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136

% applicants receiving offers

45%

Subjects
  • Architecture
Student score
87% HIGH
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

AAB grades at A Level (Art, Design or Design and Technology is preferred as one of the choices, together with subjects from other fields), plus at least five GCSEs with grades A*-C (including English, Mathematics and a double award in science, or two separate sciences).

Scottish Highers
BBBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Art and Design) with grades of DDM plus at least five GCSEs with grades A*-C (including English, Mathematics and a double award in science, or two separate sciences).

International Baccalaureate
32

International Baccalaureate Diploma with 32 points or more, including Visual Arts to a higher level.

UCAS tariff points
136

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

45%

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

£9,250

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

With more than 2,000 students, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Westminster is one of the largest providers of built environment education in the country. The Faculty has achieved outstanding success in recent years in the RIBA Student Awards, which promote excellence in the study of architecture. Westminster students have won the RIBA Dissertation Medal six times since 2005, and the RIBA Silver Medal four times during the same time period. You will study at the recently refurbished Marylebone Campus, where a £20m development has provided world-class facilities including a state-of-the-art CAD lab, high-spec design studios and the cutting-edge Fabrication Laboratory â?? an innovative learning environment offering advanced digital making facilities. You will be taught by a team of academics with an international track record of academic and professional expertise. The course draws on its strong connections with architectural practice and central London location: students can apply for paid internships at the end of second year and in the final year of the course each student must undertake a work placement. In collaboration with the RIBA we also run a practice-mentoring programme. Preparation for practice includes a two-week placement with an architectural firm and guidance in developing your CV.

Modules

The structure of the course is primarily based on core modules, with one option module in years 2 and 3. Option modules are integrated within concurrent design projects together with the knowledge, skills and abilities generated by lectures in the core modules.

University of Westminster

Freshers week

The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

33%
67%

Year 2

38%
62%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
95%
5%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 93%
Student score 87% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

80%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

86%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
25% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
40% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
361 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 £20k MED
Graduates who are design occupations

9%

Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

7%

Graduates who are draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

40%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Before the recession, architecture had one of the lowest unemployment rates of all the main subjects, and graduates were in demand. But the recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for architects. Things have been looking up more recently, though, so we hope and expect that the jobs market for architects will get better. 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 if you want to succeed as an architect.
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