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Architecture

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process. GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and English required if not taken at a higher level.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process. GCSE Maths grade B or 6 or Pass in Level 2 Maths required.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

D3,D3,D3 from 3 Principal Subjects. All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process. GCSE grade B or 6 in Mathematics and English required

If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we may vary our offer to reflect this.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process. Standard Level Mathematics or Mathematical Studies required at grade 5 if not offered at Higher Level.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H1,H2,H3

H1H1H1H2H3 at Higher Level. All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process

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

DDD

In an Art/Design subject at overall DDD. All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,A

All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process. Combinations of Advanced Higher and Higher accepted

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A,A

AAAAA at Higher Grade including Mathematics and English. All candidates will be required to submit a portfolio for review as part of the selection process. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

UCAS Tariff

144-198

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Architecture

This design-based degree is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and provides exemption from the RIBA Part I examination. You will work on design projects that involve manual and computer-aided drawing and model making and we encourage you to develop your own design style.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site (Newcastle)

Department:

School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape

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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.

85%
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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

83%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A*

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

82%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
4%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
4%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

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, building and planning

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£31k

£31k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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