• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

‌With an exceptional track record for graduate employability, the Architectural Technology and Practice (Hons) programme offered by the University of Derby has a longstanding reputation for nurturing high-calibre and forward-thinking architectural technologists. 

  • Gain a real advantage over other candidates in the job market: this degree equips you with a recognised professional qualification and latest industry thinking
  • Join one the UK’s oldest standing courses accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT): we gained our original accreditation back in 1997 and have built an impressive reputation ever since 
  • Reach high professional standards: we are one of only a few CIAT Centres of Excellence in the UK and abroad
  • Learn through practical architectural design and technology projects, field trips and guest lectures delivered by leading professionals
  • Take the opportunity to gain vital practical experience with an optional year on an industry placement
  • Draw on our links with major names in the sector locally, nationally and internationally
  • Build excellent career prospects: 100 % of our graduates are in a professional or managerial role within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016) 
  • Develop the skills and confidence to take up positions in architectural practice, consultancy, government, property development and building contracting
  • Enjoy a great learning experience: this course scored an overall satisfaction rate of 95% in the 2017 National Student Survey.
Careers

Our graduates work in architectural practices or take on many different types of roles in consultancy and with central and local government, property developers, building contractors, housing associations, banks, retail enterprises and manufacturing companies.

You could also choose to take your studies to the next level with our MSc Sustainable Architecture and Healthy Buildings or MSc in Building Information Modelling and Project Collaboration. Further opportunities include advancing to a PhD in Technology too.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Studio Design and Personal Development
  • Design Analysis and Personal Development
  • Technology and Structures 
  • Environmental Design and Services
  • Architectural CAD
  • Construction Materials Technology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Typical entry requirements:
  • UCAS points - 112 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at A-level - Background in Design / Technical based subject desired, but not essential.
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time fees: UK/EU - 1,155 GBP per module

Funding

  • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
  • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
  • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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