Architecture

Architecture is a word with several different meanings. A general term to describe buildings and other physical structures, but also the art and science of designing buildings, and the design and method of construction.

Studying architecture will give you a thorough understanding and appreciation of the structures in which we live today, but also let you look to the future of design and how ideas can be made real and implemented.

Good to Know

Architecture is only taught as a Post-Graduate qualification in some countries. In almost all countries, Architects need to be registered with the professional body for architects in that country or region to be able to work as an Architect.
In countries where you can start Architecture as an undergraduate, you will need to continue to post graduate study to complete your qualification so the route to qualifying as an architect is very likely to be 5 years +
You should always check if the degree you are looking at is accredited by the appropriate professional body.

Universities Offering Degrees within

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Architecture

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Arts University Bournemouth
UK
City Island Campus : One campus. Multiple disciplines. Unlimited possibilities
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
As a specialist creative arts university we want our students to be experts in their discipline and so we offer single subjects.
The University of Bath
UK
Suburban Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted). Selectiveness varies, with some courses being more competitive than others.
Researched Focused Institution
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Brighton
UK
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution, Vocationally Focused Institution (multiple integrated internships)
University of Cambridge
UK
A Collegiate University offering the benefits of both campus and city life
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - Generally 7,7,6 at HL and may be subject specific
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Cardiff University
UK
City Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We have 350 different courses in a wide range of subjects
University of Dundee
UK - Scotland
Island Campus in a City
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
The full spectrum as we have a broad range of courses across 10 academic schools.
University of Edinburgh
Scotland - UK
A mix of City and Island Campus in a City – with several subject-based campuses that are spread out across the city centre and surrounding areas.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, often with the opportunity to study additional outside modules.
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc
Property Development and Planning
BSc
Quantity Surveying
BSc
Building Sciences
BEng
Architectural Engineering
BA/BSc
Environmental Design
BA/BSc
Landscape Architecture
BSc/BEng
Structural Engineering
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Practical (working with your hands)
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Design Mindset
Teamwork
Research
Creativity
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