• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Key facts of the Architectural Technology and Practice with Foundation Year (Hons) programme offered by the University of Derby:

  • Start your journey with a foundation year to improve your skills, knowledge and confidence
  • 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 developed 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
  • Enjoy excellent career prospects: 100 % of our graduates are in a professional or managerial role within six months of graduation (DLHE 2016)
  • Prepare for positions in architectural practice, consultancy, government, property development and building contracting
  • Look forward to 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 Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preliminary Mathematics
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project (double module)
  • Introduction to Design
  • Construction Science
  • Studio Design and Personal Development
  • Design Analysis and Personal Development
  • Technology and Structures 1
  • Environmental Design and Services
  • Architectural CAD
  • Construction Materials Technology
  • Advanced CAD and BIM
  • Maintenance and Refurbishment
  • Services and Sustainable Design
  • Procurement, Contracts and Legal Studies
  • Architectural Technology and Building Systems

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 - 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.
Alternative entry qualifications:
  • BTEC - MPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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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