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Course options

  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Manchester School of Architecture

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

BA Architecture is an innovative collaboration between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

The course, which is appraised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA), allows you to take the first step to becoming an architect.

You will benefit from the expertise of specialist practice and research-active lecturers, who provide a rich and stimulating environment in which to study architecture.

What's more, you'll be inspired by the world-famous city of Manchester - the industrial revolution birthplace turned 21st century metropolis - and its vibrant, contemporary and innovative architecture scene.

Manchester is a showcase for recent regeneration and historic context, much of which has been designed with the involvement of our current students and graduates.

The city recognises the value of high-quality design, together with innovative and pragmatic approaches to resolving practical issues.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Benefit from the facilities of two universities

Architecture sits within the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) - a unique collaboration between The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). This allows you to use the workshops and studios, study spaces and students' unions across both campuses.

Experience local and international fieldtrips

Gain a real-world understanding of your learnings through local and overseas fieldwork.

Gain accreditation

By completing this course, You will therefore gain exemption from the ARB and RIBA Part 1 professional qualifications, contributing to you becoming a fully-qualified architect in the future.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

We combine traditional lecture-based teaching with workshop and design studio sessions.

Project-based learning is the basis of architecture education, and the studio is where this learning takes place. From the very start you will be involved in a variety of projects.

Skills in computing and visual studies will be developed through workshops related to studio projects.

The course has strong links with architectural practices across the North West and involves architectural practitioners in teaching.

COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT

Assessments are designed to provide you with feedback on your progress in understanding the subject and in developing essential skills.

Methods include project reviews, assignments, essays, and online assessments.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

We're one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers.

BA Architecture graduates are highly valued for their confidence and creativity, and benefit from our strong links with national and international architectural practices. They have gone on to successful careers in areas including:

  • advertising;
  • architecture;
  • estate management;
  • project management;
  • real estate;
  • urban design;
  • web design.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

A level : AAA

A mixture of science or maths and humanities or arts subjects is preferred, but not essential. Art or Fine Art A-levels are particularly welcomed; however, please note that applicants with three arts-based subjects (for example, Art, Graphics and 3D Design, or Art, Photography and Design and Technology), or a BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design on its own will not be considered as meeting our entry requirements. We do not require a pass in the Science Practical Assessment.

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University information

Manchester School of Architecture

  • Campus address

    Manchester School of Architecture, Chatham Building, Cavendish Street, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BR, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 59 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    162 82%

    12th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    94 94%

    3rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.21 84%

    21st

    27

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