School of Architecture
Our 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 2019 or 2020, 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).
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.)
Our research-led teaching, for example our work on sustainability and building information modelling (BIM) feeds directly into our architecture course.
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You will have access to a dedicated individual studio work space within a newly refurbished historic building on our landscaped campus, accessible seven days a week. You will also have the opportunity to take advantage of workshops and other outstanding facilities to support your learning experience.
The University of Reading is internationally renowned for disciplines related to the built environment, and our links with industry are well established. Learning alongside and networking with current professionals can open doors for you across industry, which may lead to work experience or summer placement opportunities to enhance your employability.
We offer the opportunity to work on live projects as part of your degree, enabling you to explore and extend your ideas working alongside our industry partners and experienced architects.
In May 2018 our second-year students responded to a brief from the School of Arts & Communication Design to create a performance space.
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. (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2016-17.)
The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has prescribed our BSc (Hons) Architecture degree under the Architects Act 1997. One of the requirements for gaining a professional architecture qualification is to study on a prescribed course.
Our degree is also validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)*. This is formal recognition from RIBA that our degree achieves the standards needed to prepare students for the professional practice of architecture.
All students will have the chance to showcase their work at an end of year show, and will be offered career support opportunities.
Typical roles of BSc Architecture graduates includes those of architectural assistant and, after qualification, architect. Our graduates will also be well-placed to move into other careers within the sector, such as project management, planning, estate management, surveying, and urban design. Other opportunities include careers in graphic design, interior design or the gaming industry.
*RIBA has validated our course for the next five years (subject to confirmation by the RIBA Education Committee)
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 two years.