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BA (Hons)Architecture

Tuition fee £9,250.00 per year
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Overview

Architecture is a fascinating subject involving wide-ranging academic, practical and vocational activities. It requires creativity and imagination as well as technical knowledge and skills, and involves the study of the arts, history and technology. Architecture is normally studied with a view to becoming a professional architect, but it is also an excellent vehicle for further academic study at postgraduate level, and other forms of career development.

The usual pattern of academic and professional development involves full-time study at undergraduate level for three years (Part 1), followed by a year of practical training. Two further years of full-time postgraduate study (Part 2) are then undertaken, followed by another year of practical training and a period of part-time study, culminating in a final examination (Part 3) to qualify for registration as an architect with the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Studio-based design activities constitute half of the course, the remaining half being devoted to history and theory, technology, and professional and management studies. Our diverse and stimulating teaching and learning methods include studio-based tutorials, seminars and ‘crits’ in addition to lectures, workshop sessions and visits to prominent buildings, exhibitions, galleries, museums and construction sites. There are optional field trips in Years 2 and 3, and a period of work experience in Year 3.

Design is taught in small groups and in Years 2 and 3 you have the opportunity to select from the range of studio choices on offer. Your work from the design studio forms the basis of your design portfolio that will be a testament of your achievement when applying for employment and postgraduate study.

Career opportunities

Architecture is normally studied with a view to becoming a professional architect. The BA course is an excellent basis for postgraduate academic study and alternative career opportunities.

Alternative career paths include multi-disciplinary practice in architecture, interior and urban design, and planning. Others work for a specialist design firm or a specialist unit within a large practice. Career opportunities exist working on the client side of architecture for a contractor, developer or housing association. Graduates also progress to further study or research in technological and environmental subjects related to building design, construction, project or construction management.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: Romania