Architecture students develop highly desirable creative, visual, technical and design-based skills. As well as a career in architecture, see what other opportunities are open to you
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
Interior and spatial designer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
Higher education lecturer
Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
Planning and development surveyor
Production designer, theatre/television/film
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Finding work experience or an industrial placement will be highly beneficial to you. These types of opportunities help you to develop an understanding of architectural practices and the industry from the inside. You'll make contacts in the industry and build your confidence as well as your skill set. Completing work experience also demonstrates to potential employers that you're hardworking, reliable and motivated.
Architects work in a range of establishments. Graduates may be employed by small firms with fewer than ten employees. Public sector employers, such as local authorities and housing associations, employ a significant proportion of the profession, while some large organisations, such as banks and supermarkets, may have in-house architectural teams.
Find information on employers in property and construction, engineering and manufacturing, and other job sectors.
Skills for your CV
While studying architecture, you'll develop specific skills plus a range of transferable core skills that include:
numeracy, design and drawing
IT skills, e.g. computer-aided design (CAD)
project management skills
the ability to solve problems in an analytical, logical way
the ability to work as part of a team
written and oral communication in various settings
decision making ability
adaptability and flexibility for dealing with unexpected situations where necessary
the ability to reflect on, and improve, your professional performance.