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University of Bath

Architecture (with placement)

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

A*AA in three A level subjects. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level Alternative offer AAA Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. AAA in three A levels plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A level in that subject) grade B in a fourth A level, where your four A levels include A level Mathematics If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our dedicated page.

Access to HE Diploma

D:39

We welcome applications from mature students who have significant work experience in a relevant field and who can demonstrate evidence of recent study in a relevant subject area. Your work experience and recent study will need to demonstrate both numerical and art and design skills. Applicants offering an Access to HE Diploma (generally in science or engineering, with significant work experience in an art/design field) would typically be expected to pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. We may specify particular units in which Distinctions must be achieved. Your application would need to include evidence of strong mathematical ability at Level 3: this may be achieved through achieving grade A in Maths or Physics A level or by achieving credits at Distinction in mathematical units of an Access to HE Diploma course.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D2,D3,D3

Typical offer D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, D3, D3 Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. Your offer can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics as a principal subject but not both (unless you study four subjects - see our guide on alternative offers on our website). You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our website.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects. If you are not studying one of Mathematics, Physics or Visual Arts at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level your offer may include 7 in that subject. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in the Standard Level subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

AA in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112-152

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Architecture

Combine academic study with placement experience to develop the fundamental skills needed to professionally qualify as an Architect.

Our course gives you the practical and creative skills you need to explore, analyse and communicate architectural proposals. You’ll combine project work in design studios and studies in history, theory and the science of architecture with practical experience gained in practice. Through integrating all aspects of architecture, you’ll learn how to successfully control, compose and construct internal spaces and external forms.

At Bath, we focus your studies around studio work from the start. This is where you’ll work collaboratively to produce integrated design solutions. And, more importantly, where you’ll develop the practical skills to realise your creative potential.

Individual and group projects will challenge you to integrate the principles of structural, environmental and sustainable design into your work. Your knowledge of materials and the assembly of building elements will help inform how you approach design. Working with civil engineering students develops your understanding of the technical aspects of designing structures. This cross-discipline teamwork gives you an insight into the design problems and professional relationships you could experience in your career.

Your study experience at Bath will be distinct from that offered by most other universities in the UK. You’ll go on two six-month placements as part of your four-year degree to help you on your journey to becoming a qualified Architect. You could also have the opportunity to study abroad as part of a student exchange agreement.

Teaching
You’ll learn from academics with expertise in architecture and the built environment, including innovative materials and sustainable design. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience. Many of our design tutors are practising architects.

Facilities
Our facilities are central to your study experience. Our 4 East South building houses purpose-built research and teaching space for our architecture students. You'll have 24/7 access to design studios that support your architectural work in drawing and modelling. Watch a video of our design studios and facilities or explore them in our virtual reality model, these are the spaces where you will develop and realise your ideas.

Careers
Our course is fully prescribed and validated by the ARB and RIBA, giving you the educational basis and professional experience you need to complete the first step toward becoming a qualified Architect. Like many of our students, you can continue this journey with us on our Master of Architecture and RIBA part 3 courses.

A degree at Bath can open up a variety of career opportunities to you. The high standard of creative and analytical skills, and training you graduate with will equip you to work in a range of industries. You could also choose to pursue a career in other design-related roles such as film-making or museum curation.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Architecture and Civil Engineering

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.

87%
high
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

69%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A*
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.

£22,500
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

95%
Architects, town planners and surveyors
3%
Design occupations
3%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians

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.

£20k

£20k

£26k

£26k

£34k

£34k

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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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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