University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Architecture University of Wales Trinity Saint David Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)


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Course summary

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Architecture teaches expertise in the design of buildings and places, creating the setting for human life. The primary skill is design – the ability to imagine three-dimensional spaces and objects and apply knowledge of materials, structure and energy turning concept into reality working with engineers, contractors and many other professionals. The programme considers the environment and architectural technology, while also retaining an appreciation of the history and theory of architecture.

The course is the first stage (Part One) of the three stage process of professional qualification as an architect. The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the University is seeking recognition of the course by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Course details


First year: Design Studio 1A (Structure & Materials), Design Studio 1B (Space & Form), Design Studio 1C(Skills), History & Theory 1, Environment & Technology 1 and
The Modern World. Second year: Design Studio 2, History & Theory 2, Environment & Technology 2, Profession & Business 1. Third year: Design Studio 3
Profession & Business 2, Dissertation

Assessment method

Design project work is assessed on the basis of a portfolio of work consisting of a series of assignments completed during the year.

The portfolio will include drawings, photographs of models and illustrated written reports. Feedback on student progress is given throughout the year – usually in the form of verbal comments by a team of tutors on the basis of student presentations and review attended by fellow students. Formative assessment is made at the end of each project – usually in the form of a provisional mark, which allows students to respond to feedback before the final submission of the portfolio when the final (or ‘summative’) assessment is made.

Assessments of work in the contextual modules will take the form of practical exercises during the year, reports and essays and time-constrained assessment by means of tests and formal examinations.

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 T80
Campus name Mount Pleasant - Now Code T for SA1
Campus code M

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 128 points Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Fees and funding

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David
College Road
SA31 3EP

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0300 500 5054

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01267 676767