UK Architecture and Environmental Design Courses
Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design
Architecture and Environmental Design studies the basic principles behind environmental issues that need tackling through architecture. The need for state of the art buildings and renewable energy options has never been greater than in the 21st century, and an Environmental Design programme will offer you a chance to be part of a burgeoning area of architects looking to make a difference through design.
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.
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To study Architecture, students must first complete a three-year undergraduate degree in the subject, which in turn gives member ship 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.
Careers in Architecture and Environmental Design
Completion of Architecture and Environmental Design will equip you with the full set of skills needed to become fully qualified architect, but with the added expertise in the area of environmental design. Most programmes will prepare you to engineer new spaces in public and private settings, both indoors and out. Possible career paths include:
- Community and economic development
- Environmental affairs and management
- Historic preservation
- Urban development
- Urban and regional planning
What do Architecture Graduates earn?
- Average starting professional salary: £20,000(Approx KSH 2,498,350)
- Average starting non-professional salary: £15,392(Approx KSH 1,922,730)
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Architecture and Environmental Design Entry Requirements
English language, art and design 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.
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: Minimum 34 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: AAB, with a balance of art, sciences and mathematics ability.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study Architecture and Environmental Design in the UK?
To learn more about the best Architecture and Environmental Design courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking Architecture / Built Environment universities in the QS World University Guide 2019 below:
- University College London
- University of Cambridge
- Manchester School of Architecture
- University of Sheffield
- Cardiff University
- Loughborough University
- Newcastle University
- Oxford Brookes University
- University of Bath
- University of Edinburgh
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