Architecture is a complex profession, with a wide variety of specialisations available for skilled graduates to move into. When studying architecture in the UK, students must complete a combination of five years study and two years practical work experience before completing final exams.
Many UK universities offer programmes in architecture, but selected institutions excel. Factors that go into a university performing well include graduate prospects, industry connections and student satisfaction scores, and you can learn more about the top five UK universities (Guardian University Guide 2021) to study architecture below.
If you have any questions about studying in the UK, do not hesitate to arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Top Five UK Universities for Architecture
1. University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge needs no introduction, and its Department of Architecture is widely regarded as one of the best of its kind in the world. Its undergraduate architecture course provides students with their own dedicated design space, and “creativity, curiosity and strong intellectual grounding” are at the centre of what the University expects and provides.
- Course to consider: BA (Hons) Architecture
2. University College London
The Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London has been voted the UK's best by The Architect's Journal every year since 2001. The Architecture BSc at the School is extremely popular with international applicants and at the end of each academic year all students participate in the annual Bartlett Summer Show, a major exhibition which attracts over 5,000 visitors and is a key highlight in the architectural calendar.
- Course to consider: BSc Architecture
3. University of Bath
The BSc (Hons) at the University of Bath combines architectural studies with professional experience, enabling you get the most out of your degree. At Bath you can also apply your learning in a practical environment as you benefit from two seperate six-month placements between years 2 and 3. Once your course ends, you can choose to go straight onto the Master of Architecture programme at Bath.
- Course to consider: Architecture BSc (Hons)
4. Cardiff University
The Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University has an outstanding international reputation as a centre for built environment research and design. Once graduated, you will be equipped with skills to draw and build on throughout your future career.
- Course to consider: Architecture (BSc/MArch)
5. University of Nottingham
The Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham is a leading centre for research and teaching in architecture, urban design, architectural engineering and sustainable energy technologies. International students will benefit from extensive facilities, including the new Centre for 3D Design, which offers specialised facilities for digital fabrication, laser cutting and 3D printing.
- Course to consider: Architecture BArch
Study Architecture in the UK
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