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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Building
Student score
75% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

85%

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

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at Westminster is one of the largest providers of built environment education in the country. You will study at our newly refurbished Marylebone Campus, where a £20million development has provided world-class facilities, including well-resourced construction laboratories, traditional and digital workshops, and a substantial 24-hour library. Westminster was rated in the top 10 universities for building courses in the Complete University Guide 2014, and our central London location provides direct access to professional institutions and practice; leading practitioners from industry are involved in the delivery of the course. Our teaching is informed by research, bringing the latest developments from the sector into the classroom and lecture theatre; 20 per cent of the Facultyâ??s research was judged as â??World Leadingâ?? and a further 45 per cent as â??Internationally Excellentâ?? in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

Modules

Year 1: Subjects of study include: building design 1; building science; construction technology 1; introduction to construction studies; procurement and project information; the construction environment. Year 2: Subjects of study include: building design 2; construction site practice; construction technology 2; law; materials and structures; professional practice and sustainability; statutory control. Year 3: Subjects of study include: applied building surveying; building adaptation and conservation; building pathology; construction technology 3; contract practice; dissertation.

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
22%
78%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

31%
69%

Year 2

11%
89%

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 82%
Student score 75% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

75%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

58%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
24% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
65% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
25% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are architects, town planners and surveyors

56%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are production managers and directors

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
The recession hit the construction industry very hard and that has meant a tough few years for graduates in related subjects. Building graduates haven't had as difficult a time as other construction grads, though. Most graduates get jobs quickly, with quantity building surveyors, construction engineering and site management roles amongst the most common. There are jobs to be had in most parts of the country, so if you're technically-inclined and want to work somewhere specific, it might be worth considering this as an option. Building graduates are more likely than most to start their career with an employer who gave them work experience, so it’s particularly worth trying to secure links with industry if you take this degree.
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