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Liverpool John Moores University

Architecture with Foundation Year

UCAS Code: A002

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: DDD Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

M:24,P:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Minimum of 24 Merits and 21 Passes or any other combination equivalent to 72 UCAS Tariff points

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 72 UCAS Tariff points

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

MMP

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: MMP if studied on its own or to the total of 72 UCAS Tariff points when combined with other Level 3 qualifications

UCAS Tariff

72

We are looking for students with an enthusiasm for design, who wish to engage in the debate on the future of the built environment. You should have a willingness to read the subject widely. You should be willing to gain first hand experience of buildings, towns and cities and acquire information retrieval techniques, as you will be expected to read around the subject and draw upon your findings for essays and projects. You would be expected to meet the criteria below; Critically aware of their surroundings Capable of discussing Art & Design issues The ability to analyse and reflectively criticise your work and the work of others Visual awareness Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay or portfolio and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2021

Subject

Architecture

This professional validated programme gives you the opportunity to work on a range of authentic architectural projects with input from practicing architects in a dynamic studio environment with access industry standard technical facilities.

- Students can access study abroad opportunities and apply for overseas travel awards

- Access to some of the UK's best examples of urban redevelopment and iconic buildings

- Teaching in the RIBA award-winning, purpose-built John Lennon Art and Design Building

- Opportunities for overseas exchanges and study trips

- Exemptions from RIBA/ARB Part 1 exams on graduation

- Direct involvement in live artistic projects taking place in the city

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

Preparing for Success: Academic Skills
Investigating Liverpool
Encountering Art History
Drawing and Culture
Exploring Materials, Process and Practice
Studio Practice Project

Level 4

History & Theory 1
Architectural Evaluation
Architectural Design 1
Architectural Design 2 – Origination
Architectural Design 2 – Resolution
Technology & Practice

? Level 5

History & Theory 2
Urban Design Strategy
Urban Design Project
Experimental Design –Origination
Experimental Design –Resolution
Technology & Practice 2

Level 6

CDP Research (20 credits)
Architectural Design 3 – Origination
Architectural Design 3 – Resolution
Comprehensive Design Project
Technology & Practice 3

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed via a range of different methods.

?All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Typically, you will be assessed on your design and research presentations (group/individual), written work (essays, reports etc), exams (seen/unseen), practical work (workshop abroad), and your portfolio. At the end of your studies there will be a one-to-one interview with an external examiner.

?The type of feedback you will receive varies according to the module. For instance, design modules are reviewed twice with formal feedback given by a panel at the second review, and portfolio reviews are conducted at the end of each semester when you will work with your personal tutor to put together a personal development plan. This will address your strengths and weaknesses and help you develop your academic work as well as your career plans.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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.

81%
med
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
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

95%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
67%
Male students
33%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

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.

£17,616
low
Average annual salary
86%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

69%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
4%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Other elementary services occupations

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

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

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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