Architecture Courses

Architecture is concerned with the design and creation of buildings and infrastructure which involves a lot of science, humanities and arts based theory. An individual wishing to become an architect will benefit greatly from an architecture degree.

About Architecture

An architecture degree can be awarded a BA (Hons) (Bachelor of Arts), a BSc (Bachelor of Science) or a BArch (Bachelor of Architecture). Depending on the course type you opt for the course content may differ. For example, a BSc Architecture degree will have a bigger focus on the science behind architecture whilst a BA (Hons) Architecture will have an arts based focus.

Architecture can also be studied alongside other subjects through courses such as:

For more information about types of architecture degrees and how to become a qualified architect, read our article ‘How to become an Architect’.

What modules will I study?

Throughout your studies in architecture you will be required to undertake a range of academic modules that are compulsory, and some that are optional. This allows you to specialise in your preferred area of architecture. Here are some example modules:

  • Principles of Environmental Design
  • Principles of Construction
  • Digital Illustration
  • History of City Architecture
  • Making Cities
  • Environment and Technology
  • People, Buildings and Landscapes
  • Tectonics
  • Urban Design Theory

Entry Requirements

In the UK there are 57 institutions that offer various different architecture degrees. To gain entry to a degree program you will typically be required to achieve the following A Level Grades and UCAS Points:

  • A Level Grades: A*AA - AAB
  • UCAS Points: 152 - 136

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Required and Desired Subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Art, Design, Technology

Career Prospects

Most architecture graduates choose to continue their studies in architecture to become a fully qualified architect. However, it is possible to gain a career in the industry upon completion of your degree. Some popular job roles and destinations of graduates can be seen below:

  • Architectural assistant
  • Museum curation
  • Film making
  • Built environment consultant
  • Architectural critic

It's worth noting that an architecture degree featured in the most employable degrees in 2016, with 90% of graduates being placed in further study or full time employment within 6 months of completing their degree. What's more is that according to the destination of leavers from higher education survey also reported that architecture graduates that entered the world of work were also on an average salary of £22.5k. You can find out more about the most employable degrees with our article: Top 10 Most Employable Degrees

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