University of Bath

Architecture (with placement) University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate

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The professional training you need to practise as an architect, combining studio-based design with technical knowledge of materials and construction techniques.

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 with a grounding in the historic and cultural theory of architecture. Through integrating science, mathematics and art, you’ll learn how to control, manipulate and compose 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 six-month placements 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.

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.

Course code K100
Institution code B16
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA in three A levels.

Your offer can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

A level Alternative offer

AAA

Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

AAA in three A levels plus one of the following:

grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification
grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics

If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. Your offer can include A level Mathematics or Further Mathematics but not both (unless you study four subjects - see our guide on alternative offers). If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

For further details of qualifications we consider please visit the University of Bath website.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits We welcome applications from mature students who have significant work experience in a relevant field and who can demonstrate evidence of recent study in a relevant subject area. Your work experience and recent study will need to demonstrate both numerical and art and design skills.

Applicants offering an Access to HE Diploma (generally in science or engineering, with significant work experience in an art/design field) would typically be expected to pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 39 credits achieved at Distinction. We may specify particular units in which Distinctions must be achieved.

Your application would need to include evidence of strong mathematical ability at Level 3: this may be achieved through achieving grade A in Maths or Physics A level or by achieving credits at Distinction in mathematical units of an Access to HE Diploma course.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 Typical offer

D2, D3, D3 in three principal subjects.

Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer
D3, D3, D3
Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers.

D3, D3, D3 in three principal subjects plus one of:

grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives
grade A in an EPQ
grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification
If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. Your offer can include Mathematics or Further Mathematics as a principal subject but not both (unless you study four subjects - see our guide on alternative offers on our website).

You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our website.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points 36 points overall and 7, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects.

If you are not studying one of Mathematics, Physics or Visual Arts at Higher Level and you are taking it at Standard Level your offer may include 7 in that subject. In this case the typical offer is 36 points with 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects and 7 in the Standard Level subject.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA AA in two Advanced Highers.

We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved AAAAA in their Highers.

GCSE requirements
GCSE English grade B or 6 (or equivalent from our English language category A).

For further qualifications information and English language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/arch


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Tuition fees can be found on our web pages and are liable to increase annually. UK, EU and Islands fees are regulated by the UK government and are subject to parliamentary approval. For all other fees, you should budget for an increase of up to 5% for every further year of study. For information on tuition fees visit our web pages: http://www.bath.ac.uk/topics/tuition-fees/ For information about our scholarships and bursaries visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/campaigns/bursaries-and-scholarships-for-undergraduate-students/

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University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY


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