The BA in Architecture is a first step into the profession, into which many of our graduates go. The programme is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and the degree constitutes Part I of the education, which eventually leads to professional registration. Our graduates who want to pursue a career in architecture are able to apply for the MArch programme, which provides the RIBA accredited Part II.
But the programme is also an ideal preparation for further study and hugely valuable in a whole range of other careers. As well as major international architects, recent graduates have gone on to work in publishing, the Arts Council, the construction industry, and multidisciplinary think tanks. Pop music, games design and the fashion industry have recruited recent graduates too, as has property development.
- Foster + Partners
- Hampshire County Council
- Hodder + Partners
- Rosenbergs Arkitekter, Stockholm
- Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
- Union North
- Wilkinson Eyre.
Work experience opportunities
Before commencing RIBA Part II graduates may need to undertake one year's full-time work in an architect's office. To facilitate this, we provide informal help in putting potential employers in contact with our graduates.
End of Year Degree Show
Your BA studies will conclude with a Degree Show in which you will showcase the range of work produced during your time on the programme. We invite a number of architect firms to attend the event, many of whom have gone on to make job or work experience offers to our graduating students. You can view the latest degree show here.
Qualifying you for life
A degree from the School of Architecture will prepare you for life with:
- Design and conceptual skills
- The ability to solve complex problems through innovative design solutions
- Team working skills
- The ability to manage projects, through effective time & organisational management and IT & computer skills
- Communication skills including verbal, written, formal drawing, computer modelling and physical modelling
- An understanding of society and its culture, and the built and natural environments.