Architecture BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 14-SEP-20
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    3 (Architecture)
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Course Summary

**Overview**Architects design buildings and play a role in shaping cities, communities and the way we live. This BA (Hons) Architecture degree course helps you develop the technical and analytical skills you need to begin a career as an architect. You could also consider roles in areas such as design practice, planning, historic building conservation and project management.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – for the purpose of a Part 1 qualification – and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).**What you'll experience**On this Architecture degree course, you’ll: - Explore design in dedicated studio space alongside your peers, while developing your individual and team skills- Learn from professional architects who'll introduce you to industry thinking- Get your hands on the latest CAD software, including BIM modelling, environmental evaluation software, 3D scanning and printing tools- Get valuable experience on real projects by working with our in-house architectural practice, the Project Office- Get an opportunity to work in an architectural practice or do a placement year in the construction industry- Develop design skills through exploration of model making, material testing, sketching and drawing- Showcase your work to potential employers at our summer exhibition- Get the opportunity to take an exchange and enjoy lectures from world-class architectsYou can also: - Go on a field trip to a European city in year 1. Flights, transfers and accommodation are included but you'll need to bring your own spending money and organise travel to the airport.- Have opportunities to go on other field trips. Past destinations include Helsinki, Barcelona, Amsterdam, New York and Berlin.**Careers and opportunities**Many graduates on this course continue their architect training with paid, mentored professional experience in a practice, before studying at postgraduate level for a Master of Architecture degree.**What can you do with an Architecture degree?**You can use your skills in areas such as:- design practice- planning- historic building conservation- project management**What jobs can you do with an Architecture degree?**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- architectural design- interior design- landscape architecture- urban design and master planning- planning- architectural technology- product design- graphic design- lighting design- set designCompanies graduates have gone on to work for include:- Ayre Chamberlain Gaunt- Make- Re-Format- Grimshaw- PAD Studio- Hawkins Brown- Design Engine- Architecture plb- Hampshire County Architects- Squire & Partners- Allies & Morrison- Penoyre & PrasadPast students, having completed their registration, have gone on to run their own practices. For example, Simon Astridge Architecture Workshop, DMWA and PCA.After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
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  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5


120-136 Tariff points to include a minimum of 3 A levels.

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£9,250 per year

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The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible – inspired by researchers working on world-changing projects. With work placements, simulation suites, and careers expertise too, it's no surprise that this university is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework.


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