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School of Architecture – University of Reading

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  • Building new careers

    The first step towards becoming an architect

  • Working in partnership

    The University has established links with industry

  • A green outlook

    Students will benefit directly from sustainability research

School of Architecture

Our new BSc Architecture course offers you the chance to work on real-time projects, and sets you firmly on the path to becoming an architect.


For students joining the BSc Architecture course in 2018 and in 2019, you will have the opportunity of securing an annual £1,000 scholarship for each of the three years of the undergraduate degree (subject to conditions).

World-renowned research

The University of Reading is ranked 3rd in the UK for research impact in architecture, built environment and planning. (Times Higher Education Institutions Ranked By Subject, 2014, based on its analysis of REF 2014.)

Students will benefit from research-led teaching, for example our work on sustainability and building information modelling (BIM) will feed directly into the architecture course.

5th-highest ranking UK university

The School of Architecture is the fifth-highest ranking UK university for Architecture/Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2018. This fantastic ranking is a credit to our students and staff, and demonstrates the quality of our course and school.

7 DAY access

Students will also benefit from dedicated individual studio work space within a newly refurbished historic building on our landscaped campus, accessible seven days a week. They will be able to take advantage of workshops and other state-of-the-art facilities to support their learning experience.

Industry links

The University of Reading is internationally renowned for disciplines related to the built environment, and our links with industry are well established. We will work alongside businesses from across the sector to ensure that students have the opportunity to complete a wide range of work experience placements.


We sit within the renowned School of the Built Environment, which has strong industry links, and an outstanding employability record with 98% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating.  (DLHE survey, 2015-16. For more details, ask us at

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has prescribed our BSc (Hons) Architecture degree under the Architects Act 1997. Our degree is also a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1 candidate course. Once our first cohort graduate in 2019 we will be eligible to apply for full RIBA accreditation.

Final year students will have the chance to showcase their work to potential employers at an end of year show, and will be provided with career support opportunities such as mentoring and mock interviews.

Typical roles of BSc Architecture graduates will include those of architectural assistant and, after qualification, architect. They will also be well-placed to move into other careers within the sector, such as project management, planning, estate management, surveying, urban design. Other opportunities include careers in graphic design, interior design or the gaming industry.

Learn more

Watch our videos to discover more about the School of Architecture - and find out what our students and staff have been up to over our first year.


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