An Architecture and Environmental Design degree studies the basic principles behind environmental issues that need tackling through architecture. The need for state of the art buildings and renewable energy has never been greater than in the 21st century and an Environmental Design programme will offer you a chance to be part of an increasingly large group of architects looking to make a difference through design.
Throughout your course you will learn how to effectively research, analyse and interpret information, conceptualise plots of land, use graphic design effectively and address complex local and environmental issues providing students the understanding and knowledge needed to become an architect in this unique area of the profession.
To study Architecture, students must first complete a three-year undergraduate degree in the subject, which in turn gives membership to RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects. Then a two-year qualification on a BArch, Diploma or March degree follows (it varies depending on choice of university), before another two years of professional training prior to your final exams.
Architecture and Environmental Design graduates will find careers in community and economic development, environmental affairs and management, historic preservation and urban planning, preparing new spaces in public and private settings, both indoors and out.
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Art and mathematics are all preferable subjects to have studied before applying to an Architecture and Environmental Design programme, and you should also enjoy drawing freehand and have an interest in design and producing 3D work. At many UK universities, a portfolio of work is crucial in being offered a place.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Architecture and Environmental Design courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Architecture universities in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 below:
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