University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture

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Course summary

Why Architecture? Our Architecture degree will inspire you to challenge perceptions, bring your imagination to life and become a future-focused design creative. You’ll explore the history of art and architecture, visual and spatial design, materiality, construction, ethics, economics and digital communication. The course embeds design, technology and sustainability, as you work on projects with focuses ranging from micro architectural objects through to complex resilient super cities. You’ll have access to the latest digital software, BIM (Building Information Modelling), 3D scanning and printing as well as a dedicated model-making workshop. You’ll work in super studios with students preparing to become quantity surveyors, interior architects, urban planners, construction project managers and landscape architects, mirroring professional practice you’ll encounter in your future career. The unique urban and rural settings of Gloucestershire will offer contrasting historic and contemporary architecture precedents on your doorstep, and our course has been designed with input from local architectural professionals, as well as partners from across the UK and abroad. These links will help ensure you’re aware of the latest approaches and ideas, give you opportunities to work with visiting practitioners and will allow you to showcase your skills to possible employers. There’s also the potential to benefit from intern positions, live challenges and employability skills workshops, helping you graduate ready for a professional role. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual. Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
K100
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSE subjects at grade 4/C or above , including English Language and Mathematics or a recognised equivalent.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £14700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £14700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Architecture at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS