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Architecture

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in Mathematics GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 16 points at higher level.

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

DDM

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Distinction, Merit.

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

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128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Architecture

Architects imagine new environments and breathe new life into existing buildings. Architecture helps to build communities and improve our surroundings; it has the capacity to change lives.

Choose Architecture at Kent because:
• our course is validated by RIBA and the ARB
• you’ll have access to superb specialist facilities including modern design and dedicated model workshops; laser-cutting facilities; computer studio and labs; a digital hub; and a Digital Crit Space for presenting designs which includes 75-inch Clevertouch screens
• there are opportunities to get involved with local architects and projects, where you engage with real-world ideas; you also have the chance to take part in a mentoring scheme with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
• we have strong connections with construction industry bodies and professional practices such as Farrells, Allies and Morrison, Purcell, Guy Hollaway, and Arup
• you’ll be part of a forward-looking and supportive community, encouraged to attend guest lectures, research seminars, exhibitions, conferences and symposia organised by the School; you can also joint the student-run Kent Architectural Students Association

The BA in Architecture is the first step towards qualifying as an architect. You study regeneration, sustainability, landscape, community and urban life and develop the practical design skills needed within the profession.

In your second year, you have the opportunity to spend a term studying abroad. In previous years, students have studied at Virginia Tech in the US and École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille.

In your final year, you continue to develop your knowledge and practical skills taking a module where you redesign an existing urban centre and culminating in your own architectural design project. You also undertake a dissertation.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

Kent School of Architecture and Planning

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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.

67%
low
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

71%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
40%
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?

59%
UK students
41%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

85%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
4%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
2%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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.

£19k

£19k

£33k

£33k

£30k

£30k

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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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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