Bachelor of Architecture

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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

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:
  • Architect
  • Architectural technologist
  • CAD technician
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Urban designer
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
  • Building surveyor
  • Commercial/residential surveyor
  • Construction manager
  • Estates manager
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
  • Landscape architect
  • Planning and development surveyor
  • Production designer, theatre/television/film
  • Structural engineer
  • Town planner
  • VFX artist
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.

Work experience

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.

Typical employers

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 constructionengineering 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
  • research skills
  • decision making ability
  • adaptability and flexibility for dealing with unexpected situations where necessary
  • the ability to reflect on, and improve, your professional performance.

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