Best Universities For Architecture???

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I am just wondering which are the best universities to study architecture at?

Also, I'm doing A-Levels in Maths Mechanics, Physics, Geography and ICT but will I be able to study Architecture at university without A-Level Art?
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I've heard Bristol UWE is excellent for this. Take a look.

Your best bet is looking for your ideal course, do a UCAS search and take a look at the programme in detail and see whether it suits you.

You'll have to check whether you need A-Level Art but if you do on a certain course and you'd really like to apply for the course you can always do foundation art after your A-Levels at a University or College before undertaking the Undergraduate programme.
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The best schools of architecture in terms of the quality of work, employers opinions and competition for places are:
UCL
Sheffield University
Glasgow School of Art.

Bath, Cambridge, Cardiff (and maybe the AA) are also very well respected. Westminster seems to have won a few of RIBA awards recently but there seems a greater difference between the best and worst work than other schools and student dropout and satisfaction is not so good. It all depends what u are in to really, some schools put greater emphasis on design, some on CAD, some on engineering, others on environmental stuff. You can study without A level art but many of the best schools base their decision on a portfolio because of the number of applicants with 3As+ so it is important to be creative and imaginative.
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UCL
Cardiff
Bath
Sheffield
Manchester
The AA
GSA

Oxford Brookes is actually quite good if you're running low on tariff points.

UCL would be a lot of peoples top choice, but its very arts based so it might not suit those who are purely technically minded.

Portfolio not A-Level.
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This 2012 architechture league table may help:

http://www.thecompleteuniversityguid...s=Architecture
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Manchester vs. Leeds vs. Oxford Brookes?

Which one?
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Bath!!! I already doing it there so it instantly better!! :P

I have friends in ucl and they hate it...I mean we both suffer from excessive sleep deprivation. You wont have much of a life anyway so you might a well go somewhere quiter and cheaper.. sheifield and other non london unis are good as well.
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(Original post by Nikinilo)
Manchester vs. Leeds vs. Oxford Brookes?

Which one?
Leeds University's architectural engineering is not a architecture course.
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Cambridge?
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(Original post by yeahyeahyeahs)
Leeds University's architectural engineering is not a architecture course.
Alright!
Thanks
if u had to pick :Manchester or Brookes?
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Help, I'm stuck at this too!! UCL is my first, i just loooove the feel of the course, I'm more arts oriented, and I would like something similar to UCL to put as my second... Any thoughts?
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i would say definitely cardiff, as it saves a year( shorter course) plus good ranking....
please correct me if i am wrong.
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(Original post by sandy42900)
i would say definitely cardiff, as it saves a year( shorter course) plus good ranking....
please correct me if i am wrong.
You do an extra year in practice and one less in university but that doesn't count towards your Part III exams so it still takes a minimum of 7 years just like everywhere else.
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considering i am an international student and don't need to do part III, i am o.k with part II in my country.....what then?
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It still takes two years to do a Part II at Cardiff, you can't complete it without enrolled on the course for two years, spending one of the years in practice and one in university.
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the advantage being that you're earning for one year more than other universities.
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what you mean is ...it takes a total of five years to get a march degree... three years for part one (riba) and two years for part two....thats one year less than other colleges.?
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(Original post by sandy42900)
what you mean is ...it takes a total of five years to get a march degree... three years for part one (riba) and two years for part two....thats one year less than other colleges.?
no what i mean is you go to university for one year to do your part 2 at cardiff. you work for one year, then you have one year full time at cardiff. that means you are working for a year longer than people on other part 2 courses who have 2 years full time academia. you have a year of (hopefully) working and earning money when others are studying.
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This is really helpful. Can you tell me which universities offering architecture are arts based pleased?
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This is really helpful. Can you tell me which universities offering architecture are arts based pleased?
…. or more artsy than engineering maths-focussed? I’m guessing from comments above that UCL is? I find it hard to tell from online course descriptions. Am keen on Edinburgh, Bath, Cardiff, Nottingham, Oxford Brookes, Sheffield, Newcastle & Manchester…
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