In Brighton And Hove
Brighton and hove
Our architecture degree provides a robust foundation of the practical professional, intellectual, and creative skills needed for a successful career in architecture.
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Typical entry requirements individual offers may vary A-levels: ABB (typically translates to 320 points in the UCAS tariff with additional qualifications.) Excludes General Studies. International Baccalaureate: 34 points. QAA-approved access course: acceptable. GCSE (minimum grade C): at least 3 subjects including English language and mathematics. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing.
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The study and practice of architecture requires a broad and diverse knowledge base including arts, humanities, and the physical and social sciences, as well as creative and imaginative faculties. The process of design is central to the course.
The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects for Part 1 of the architectural qualification process. We also offer parts 2 and 3 of the architectural qualification as postgraduate courses.
The first two years, delivered through projects and short exercises, enable you to develop a range of analytical, technical, and communication skills relevant to design and the professional practice of architecture. You will engage in group activities and individual study, study visits, and academic exchanges. Core skills include visual presentation, freehand and technical drawing; measuring and recording, surveying objects and spaces; model making; and independent learning and methods of enquiry into materials and structure
The final year focuses on these design skills and on critical reflection through a series of projects. Additionally, a written dissertation enables you to explore an issue of particular interest in depth.
Areas of study
There are four areas of study within the course.
Architectural Design is concerned with skills and concepts essential to the discipline of architecture. You will be encouraged to explore with a critical mind, listening, learning and testing assumptions.
Architectural Design Technology. You will explore a wide range of technical systems, sustainable methods and techniques as they are utilised in the construction industry.
History and Theory explores the cultural and socio-economic contexts of the design, construction, and use of buildings, interiors, spatial installations, and cities.
Practices is studio-based. You will develop professional and environmental awareness and skills. In the final year, this area of study is additionally concerned with issues of professional practice in preparation for professional employment.
Career and progression opportunities
Graduates of this course will have completed the first step in qualifying for registration as an architect. Equally, it is possible to use this degree as the foundation for postgraduate study in other design-related fields.
Mode of Attendance: Full-time