University College London

Course Details

Architecture BSc

Course Description

Consistently at the forefront of architectural debate, the Bartlett is renowned for its innovative teachers, designers, researchers and students, who have created a new wave of different architectures. In recent years the school has consistently been voted 'best in the UK' by the Architect's Journal AJ100 poll. Excellent resources, including a workshop that is widely regarded as the best of its kind in UK architectural education. DMC London is the Bartlett's new, state-of-the-art digital manufacturing centre. We are able to attract distinguished figures from the architectural world and from the related fields of art, engineering, environmental design, cybernetics and communication. Your first year will be centred on design studio projects which develop the central skills of observation, design and representation, emphasising the expression of ideas. Complementing this are lecture courses on history and theory, production of the built environment, and technology, and a field trip to a major European city in the second term. In years two and three, you join one of up to ten design units. Each unit offers a different architectural approach, allowing you to develop personal architectural interests and to work with architecture in relation to subjects as diverse as film, fashion, history, philosophy and science. Your work in the second and third year studio is complemented by a core lecture series in computing, technology, history, theory and professional studies. Your Learning The programme is based in the studio and the workshop, and the majority is taught through individual design projects. Most of the design teaching is on a one-to-one tutorial basis with frequent review sessions; nearly all design tutors are practising architects or design specialists. History and theory, professional studies and technology core courses support the design work in each year. Assessment 70% of the programme is taught through a series of design projects and assessed through the design portfolio. The history and theory, professional studies and technology core courses are assessed through a combination of coursework, essays and examination.

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Career outcomes

Successful completion of the Architecture BSc leads to exemption from Part 1 of the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) examinations. Students typically then take a Year Out in an architect's office in the UK or overseas before applying for a two-year Graduate Diploma/MArch programme. Our graduates have a good record of employment and destinations vary from internationally renowned offices to small-scale specialist practices. Increasingly, however, some architecture graduates are also using their highly transferable skills in other design-related disciplines, such as film-making, website design and furniture design.

Architecture BSc University College London