UWE Bristol - BSc Hons Architecture

UWE Bristol

BSc Hons Architecture

Develop your professional portfolio and lay the foundations for your career on this exciting course with full Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accreditation.

Why study architecture?

Architecture is constantly evolving, and an architect's role is to respond and adapt to change.

There is always a need for professionals who can provide well-considered and creative solutions to a range of problems within the building industry.

Whether you'll focus on sustainability, artistic concepts, detail design or simple ideas, a solid understanding of materials, methods and technology will allow you to find and provide effective solutions.

Why UWE Bristol? 

BSc(Hons) Architecture teaches you the theoretical, historical, environmental, technological and professional factors influencing architecture.

This is one of five courses that cover different specialisms in architecture. We produce sought-after graduates with specialist knowledge and the skill to create exciting buildings.

Be taught by industry-experienced lecturers and visiting tutors, many of whom run their own architectural practices.

Investigate the design, refurbishment, use and re-use of existing and new build structures with an emphasis on building technology. Produce creative solutions from artistic concepts through to detail design.

Develop your design skills and explore computer-aided design (CAD), drawing, modelling, and mapping as well as structural and environmental strategies to support activity. Create an impressive portfolio of design projects, many with real clients and sites.

Assess and review architecture on day trips and residential field trips in the UK and abroad. Gain real-world experience on internships and graduate ready for the next step in your professional studies. 

Use your theoretical and hands-on skills to explore, develop and finely craft architectural design solutions.

You will be eligible to apply for an additional year of study (between years two and three) at one of our partner institutions abroad. Places for the additional year of study are limited and selection is competitive and subject to availability.

Where can it take me?

You'll be expected to work for an architectural practice for a year before joining a Part 2 course. Our Part 2 course, the MArch, ranks among the top 20 in the UK.

When you graduate, your strong analytical and problem-solving skills will make you desirable to employers and you'll be prepared for a wide range of careers.

Take a look at our online yearbook of student projects from our architecture and product design courses.

Entry Requirements

  • Tariff points: 144
  • GCSE: Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. We do not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificate in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as alternatives to GCSEs.
  • English Language Requirement: International and EU applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component 
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required.

Career Prospects

After graduating this Part 1 course, it's standard practice to work for an architectural practice for a year to gain experience before joining a Part 2 course.

Our Part 2 course, the MArch, ranks among the top 20 in the UK. It's two years full-time but can be taken part-time.

If you don't continue your studies, you'll have developed strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, with an analytical focus. These qualities are sought after by employers and can be applied in a wide range of careers.

Course Details

Year 1

Design Studio 1
Investigating Structures
Making of Place.

Year 2

Architecture and Design Studio 2
Design Representation
Research and Design Strategies
History of Architecture
Architectural Technology and Environment 2.

Final Year

Architecture and Design Studio 3
Advanced Technology and Environment 3
Collaborative Practice
Theories of Architecture and Design

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