Architecture is the design and mechanics behind the construction of buildings. When becoming a professional architect, the lead designer must focus in not only making the structure look impressive, but also incorporate practicality, functionality, safety and sustainability.
Architecture courses at UK universities focus on the technological, design, cultural and historical elements of the subject, and lectures on history and theory will take place alongside art and 3D design. This provides students with the best approach to learning about each element of the profession.
To become an Architect, students must complete a combination of five years study and two years practical work experience before completing final exams. Students will become members of the RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, after their initial three-year undergraduate degree, before enrolling on a BArch, Diploma or March degree. Another two years of professional training follows prior to your final exams.
After completing the minimum five years of study required to become a registered architect, graduates will find roles in architectural design, engineering and construction, preservation and urban planning.
English language, art and design and mathematics are all preferable subjects to have studied before applying to an Architecture 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.
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Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best Architecture courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Architecture universities in the Guardian University Guide 2019 below:
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