I already know that architecture is an expensive course ( and I am pretty much aware of the fact that the career of the architect is not a satisfactory one), but I am concerned with average (monthly?) expenses of students.
Also, what are some cities/universities where living is affordable? As a non-UK students I have only a vague idea of prices in different places..
Thank you in advance
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- Thread Starter
- 17-03-2011 20:38
- 18-03-2011 00:32
Rent depends of city obviously - Cardiff bank on £250-300 a month + utility bills / food etc
Modelling / drawing materials - £30-50 a month on average
Printing - another £30 a month
books you want to buy £30 a month
field trip - £500 per academic year - so average out on £50 a month.
so course related expense of maybe £150 a month averaged over a year you should be OK. Most of my colleagues and I were spending £1000-1500 a year on course related stuff. Its probably going up as I type though, inflation being as it is.
- 18-03-2011 03:33
Cardiff seems pretty cheap. Expect to spend much more in places like Nottingham or London.
- 18-03-2011 04:39
London - rent £500 - £550 on rent and bills per month (zone 2)
travel card £70 per month
£20-30 per week on paper/ materials
books - £20 per month
£500 trip - only once during the duration of the 3 year course.Last edited by yeahyeahyeahs; 18-03-2011 at 16:23.
- 18-03-2011 12:19
Glasgow is between Cardiff and London but closer to the Cardiff prices and that's for the west end. You can live in other area's for a lot less but you wouldn't really want to and travel costs go up. Belfast is a lot cheaper rent wise like £160 a month but then you have the added expense of the awkward travel.
I went on a £500 trip each year during the course.
- Thread Starter
- 19-03-2011 18:33
What about Edinburgh, for example?