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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

  • Our 2016 undergraduates

    Welcome to our new students

School of Architecture

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

A unique opportunity

As part of our second cohort joining the BSc Architecture course in 2018, 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's research impact for the architecture, built environment and planning was ranked third in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF)  results. 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.

ranked 5th in the UkQS-Ranking-Arch-2017

The School of Architecture has been ranked 5th in the UK for Architecture/Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017. This fantastic ranking in our very first year 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.


Graduates of the School of Construction Management and Engineering (soon to be The School of the Built Environment) have very high employment rates and rates of securing professional or managerial jobs within six months of graduating.

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has prescribed our BSc (Hons) Architecture degree under the Architects Act 1997. We will also be applying for validation by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects).

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.

First-year Architecture students' field trip to Venice

From 2 to 5 November 2016, the University of Reading's first-year Architecture students embarked on their first field trip abroad.

During their time in Venice, our students attended the 15th International Architecture Exhibition and were inspired by a range of high quality, internationally generated exhibitions.

Here is some footage from their time in Venice:

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