Architecture shapes the world around us. It reflects our societies an-d it influences the way we think and feel. Architecture dominates our skyline, transforms our cities, changes the way we live and work - and becomes part of our narrative.
On the BSc Architectural Design and Technology degree, you develop a deep technical understanding of how buildings work and the techniques and materials you need to construct them. You learn to appreciate the historical context of architectural design while embracing both traditional and innovative technologies.
As you progress through your studies, you’ll become mindful of how architectural technology impacts on the world around us, how your work affects our environment and how your practices and approaches can make a positive impact.
You may start your degree with a simple desire to design buildings. But you’ll finish with the knowledge, skills and passion to start shaping the way we live and work – and change our world for the better.
Through lectures, exercises and time in our dedicated studios, you’ll learn to think both creatively and analytically. You’ll study core subjects including building technology, materials and architectural science and become adept at Building Information Modelling and Computer Aided Design.
You’ll also develop strong presentation skills and cover a range of key competencies throughout your course, including:
- architectural drawing and presentation skills
- building design, interpreting a brief and meeting clients’ needs
- construction technology – how buildings are structured and constructed
- construction materials and finishes
- Law and regulatory controls relating to design of buildings
- specification writing
- architectural detailing
- conservation and refurbishment of buildings
- architectural science – heating, cooling, ventilation etc.
- Innovation and sustainability
- Professional practice, the business of architectural practice
Preparing for your future career is a priority. The course structure gives you an invaluable opportunity to study a four-year sandwich degree, spending your third year immersed in the industry with a placement at an architectural practice. There are also opportunities to study abroad, collaborate on research and get real-world experience – all designed to prepare you for your next step after graduation.
The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) enabling graduates to progress to become fully chartered members in this diverse and exciting profession.
Learning & Teaching
Employability & Careers
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to art and/or design, and preferably have five GCSEs to include English Language (or Welsh First Language) and Mathematics* at grade C or above / grade 4 or above (for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England)
Following an interview our typical offers will include:
96 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points from a successfully completed Art & Design Foundation Diploma or/and
- 96 - 120 points from at least 2 A Levels; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be considered as a third subject
- RQF National Extended Diploma / Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMM - DDM
- 96 - 120 points from a combination of Scottish Highers and Scottish Advanced Highers
- 96 - 120 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades (minimum grade H4 considered)
- 96 - 120 points from the Access to HE Diploma
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
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