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Architecture and Building Technology


Architecture and built environment subjects are valued by employers in many sectors and our graduates do well in securing employment in related and non-related sectors of the graduate employment market.

95% of graduates leaving architecture and built environment courses in the 2015/16 academic year secured work or futher study within six months of graduating

Our graduates are very successful in accessing taught and research opportunities, related to their architecture and built environment studies and interests.

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What skills will I gain during my degree?

In addition to your subject knowledge, this degree equips you with key employability skills such as:

  • analytical and problem solving skills
  • creative and innovative thinking
  • ability to deal with complex technical data
  • a high standard of numeracy and computing
  • project management skills
  • communication skills

The job market for architecture and built environment graduates

The graduate labour market in 2015 has remained stable in many employment sectors and it has remained competitive in the professional field of architecture and construction.

In 2015 there was also a clear upturn in demand for new houses and commercial construction projects in the UK. 

Our architecture and built environment graduates continue to perform well in sourcing professional, well-paid positions in major companies and organisations.

What careers have graduates gone into?

Our architecture and built environment graduates secured professional positions related to their degree studies, but the key sectors of employment for our graduates are:

  • architecture and town planning
  • design and development engineering
  • building services and consultancy
  • conservation
  • interior designers

The following are a sample of employers of our graduates:

  • Atkins
  • Services Design Associates
  • Bennett's Associates
  • Foster and Partners

Here are just a sample of their roles:

  • architect
  • architectural and town planning technician
  • graphic designer
  • mechanical engineer
  • web design
  • interior decoration designer

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