UK Architecture and Environmental Design Courses
Architecture and Environmental Design
Studying the basic principles behind environmental issues that need tackling through architecture, lectures, seminars, design classes and work placements will give students the understanding and knowledge needed to become an architect in this unique area of the profession.
The need for state of the art buildings and renewable energy options has never been greater than in the 21st century, and this degree will offer you a chance to be a 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.
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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 are the entry requirements for Architecture and Environmental Design?
Many subjects studied at school are relevant but ideally you should have gained a broad secondary education encompassing a mixture of arts and sciences. Impressive grades in maths and art will be an advantage and you should enjoy drawing freehand and have an interest in design and making 3D work. A portfolio is crucial to acceptance into any school, so collect all work which displays your imagination, originality, interested and enthusiasm for the subject.
For international students wishing to study Architecture and Environmental Design at undergraduate level, an IELTS score of no less than 5.5 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required at most universities.
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Where can I study Architecture and Environmental Design in the UK?
To learn more about some of the best Architecture and Environmental Design universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Architecture and Environmental Design universities:
- University of Cambridge
- University of Durham
- University of St Andrews
- Cardiff University
- University of East Anglia
- Lancaster University
- University of Oxford
- University of Glasgow
- University of Bristol
- University of Edinburgh
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