This is a Connected Degree Portsmouth is the only University in the UK with the flexibility to choose when to do an optional paid placement or self-employed year. Either take a placement in your third year, or finish your studies first and complete a placement in your fourth year. You can decide if and when to take a placement after you've started your course. Overview Take your first step to becoming a registered architect on our BA (Hons) Architecture degree course – accredited by Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). With client-driven projects and professional placements, you'll learn from the best in architecture and how to shape cities and communities for the better. Our teaching team of professional architects and focus on sustainability ensure your practice is future-proof and industry-standard. After graduation, you’ll have the theoretical and practical foundations to pursue Master’s study and advance in your registration. You can also begin a career in the architecture, sustainability and construction industries, such as landscape architecture, interior design and historic building conservation. Course highlights
- Fast-track your architect registration by completing this degree and getting Part 1 qualification – an ARB requirement
- Broaden your professional experience by working with actual clients in our in-house Architecture Project Office
- Experience a professional design studio by working in our dedicated studio spaces, developing your individual and team skills
- Get a taste of working in the architecture industry by taking an optional one-year placement
- Impress future employers by showcasing your work at our annual Graduate Show
- Enrich your theoretical understanding by going on site visits to major international cities – past trips include Helsinki, Barcelona, New York and Berlin
- Advance your abilities in key software used widely in the industries – including Building Information Modelling (BIM), advanced parametric modelling, environment evaluation software, and 3D scanning and printing tools
- Architectural designer
- Interior designer
- Landscape architect
- Urban designer
- Architectural technologist
- Product designer
- Graphic designer
- Lighting designer
- Set designer
- Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt
- PAD Studio
- Hawkins Brown
- Design Engine
- Architecture plb
- Hampshire County Architects
- Squire & Partners
- Allies & Morrison
- Penoyre & Prasad
Year 1 Core modules in this year include:
- Communication: Fundamentals
- Design: Architectural Application
- Design: Exploration
- Design: Interpretation
- Histories, Theories and Matters of Concern
- Technology and Environment: Exploration
- Communication: Creative Practice
- Design: Architectural Investigation
- Design: Architectural Narratives
- History and Theory of Modern Architecture
- Technology and Environment: Design Practice
- Engaged Citizenship Through Interdisciplinary Practice
- Modern Foreign Language
- Professional Experience
- Student Enterprise
- Thematic Design
- Communication : Professional Practice
- Design: Major Project
- Design Major Project Reflective Synthesis
- History and Theory: Dissertation
- Technology and Environment: Discovery
You’ll be assessed through coursework and presentation. You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark. You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future. The way you’re assessed may depend on the modules you select. As a guide, students on this course last year were typically assessed 100% by coursework in all years.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architects Royal Institute of British
- Architects Registration Board
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
We welcome applications for advanced entry. If you’d like to apply for advanced entry, you need to select the required year when you complete your UCAS application.
Additional entry requirements
Applicants without a relevant subject or experience will be asked to provide a portfolio to support their application.
A relevant subject or experience in Art and Design is required.
English language requirements
|English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
|An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
|79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland