Why Architecture? Our ARB accredited 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. This course is fully accredited by the Architects Registration Board until May 2027, which leads to Part 1 Prescription, allowing you to progress to subsequent accreditation stages and eventually becoming a registered Architect. 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 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? At University of Gloucestershire, we’ve been encouraging students to meet every ambition since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from our three UoG promises: 1. UoG Career Promise – if you are not in a job 6 months after graduating, we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support post-graduation should you need it, followed by the offer of a paid internship and lifetime career coaching* (*eligibility conditions apply). 2. UoG Accommodation Promise – we guarantee all first-year students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at. 3. UoG Connections Promise – whilst at UoG, you’ll find the connections to reach your goals. With over 4,000 placements and more than 60 clubs and societies to join, you’ll make connections for life. Our ambition is boundless. Experienced lecturers promote a real-world ethos and treat our students as more than just a number. Alongside our strong support system, guest speakers, networking events and influential partnerships will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Students never tire of finding inspiration here in the unique county of Gloucestershire – innovation and bravery thrive here. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story doesn’t end with us at graduation. We support our graduates to balance purpose with ambition, and 96% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2023 and based on 2020/21 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. 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.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Architects Registration Board
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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
A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects at grade 4/C or above , including English Language and Mathematics (or a recognised equivalent).
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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
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