Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

Architecture

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Course summary

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Architecture shapes the world around us. It reflects our societies and communities, and influences the way we think and feel. Architecture dominates our skyline, transforms our cities, changes the way we live and work and becomes part of our narrative. Learn how to design buildings and make spaces for people in a creative and environmentally responsible way. The Architecture degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University is informed by the tradition and heritage of a school of art and design, and by the contemporary creative use of cutting-edge technology, exploring the relationship of human experiences with architecture. The course aims to establish a creative dialogue between different areas of architectural knowledge: design, representation, technology, contextual studies and professional practice. You will develop your understanding of these thematic areas and their integration through engagement in projects of increasing difficulty. This will allow you to formulate architectural proposals that are spatially and technically resolved, with a robust theoretical basis. You will also learn how to effectively communicate your proposals within a professional context, through a range of media. Finally, the course places special emphasis on the architect’s responsibility in tackling contemporary problems of environmental concern, at the global and local scales (such as the climate emergency). You will be actively encouraged to develop critical perspectives on how knowledge and creativity can be used together to arrive at design solutions that have the potential to render buildings, neighbourhoods or cities more sustainable in the short and long term. There will be opportunities to engage in real-world activities, including work with local communities and employers, as well as chances to experience other cultures – and their architecture – through overseas study trips.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 - 128 points 120 - 128 points to include 2 A levels or equivalent.
A level BBB - ABB Other grade combinations totalling 120 - 128 points considered with a minimum of two A levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits M: 15 credits P: 3 credits 120 - 128 points, other grade combinations accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 - 128 points, considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC - BCC Other grade combinations totalling 120 - 128 points considered with a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Minimum 26 points to include portfolio.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 120 - 128 points from at least 2 A Levels or equivalent to include Grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 120 - 128 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Mathematics. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Mathematics
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma 120 - 128 points, considered in combination with other Level 3 qualifications.

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Architecture at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS