University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture (with placement)

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Course summary

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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.

Course details


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

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Application codes

Course code:
K100
Institution code:
B16
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE requirements GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from our English language category A). For further qualifications information and English language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/arch


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: https://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/undergraduate-scholarships-bursaries-and-other-funding/
Architecture (with placement) at University of Bath - UCAS