36 months
24500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


The Architecture degree offered at the University of Reading is your first step towards a career as an architect, this brand new course will offer you the chance to work on ‘live projects’ at building, neighbourhood and city scales. You will be taught by experienced practising architects as well as by leading academics.


At the University of Reading studying the Architecture you will benefit from seven-day-a-week access to dedicated studio spaces in a newly-refurbished building, as well as use of facilities equipped with cutting-edge digital technologies.

Your time will be split equally between design projects and taught modules. Design projects will enable you to prepare a digital and physical portfolio, while taught modules will develop your understanding of core academic subjects and related practical skills. Meanwhile, optional field trips to cities such as London, Copenhagen, Venice, Paris and Berlin will give you the chance to look at architecture in a new light.

The University of Reading is one of the UK’s top-ranking institutions for research in architecture, built environment and planning. The new programme will benefit from our expertise in digital practices, particularly around visualisation and 3D modelling; in sustainable cities; and in retrofit and regeneration.

The learning outcomes of the course have been designed with the needs of employers in mind, and with a view to enhancing the employability of our graduates. You will have the chance to boost your employability throughout your studies, with the chance to work on local projects and to carry out ‘live’ design tasks at the conceptual stage for real clients. By working with students from other disciplines, such as surveying and construction management, you will also gain experience essential to the professional environment and will benefit from wider expertise.

The Architects Registration Board (ARB) has prescribed our BSc (Hons) Architecture degree under the Architects Act 1997. Additionally, we are in the process of applying for RIBA validation.

What career can you have?

Graduates of our established programmes in related disciplines have very high employment rates and most have secured 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.

Additionally, we are in the process of obtaining accreditation of the new programme by relevant organisations. Our Foundation Professor, Lorraine Farrelly, frequently chairs validation panels for the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Gaining a degree in Architecture will open up a wide range of global career opportunities. As a BSc (Hons) Architecture graduate you could work as an architectural assistant and, after further training, an architect. You 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 the gaming industry, graphic design, and interior design.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture design: Studio
  • Architecture design: Site
  • History and theory of architecture
  • Construction technology in architecture
  • Industry and practice: the business context of architecture
  • Visualisation and communication in architectural design

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Typical offer

ABB, plus portfolio and interview

  • International Baccalaureate

32 points overall

  • BTEC National Diploma


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Reading

903 - 1382 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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