University of Bath

Degree level: Undergraduate

Architecture (with placement)

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Course summary

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 placements (lasting between three to six months) 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 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.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

Art Foundation Typical offer An art foundation course can be an excellent way to enhance your experience of artistic concepts in preparation for an Architecture degree, particularly if you have not had the opportunity to study art or design in your previous studies. However, we cannot consider an art foundation course on its own - you will also need appropriate academic study (such as as A levels) in other areas including Mathematics or Physics. Please contact [email protected] with the details of your circumstances for further information on whether you can be considered and what any typical offer is likely to be. GCSE requirements GCSE English Language or Literature grade 6 or B (or equivalent from English language category A) GCSE grades are an important part of selection for this course and most students made an offer will have five or more GCSEs at grade 8, 9 or A*. We are typically looking for a strong grade in either Mathematics or Physics GCSE, Art or Design GCSE and a humanities GCSE. Your GCSE grades will be carefully considered as part of our contextual admissions process and depending on your circumstances, we may be able to consider you with GCSE grades of mostly 6 or B.

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

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