Bath comes out on top again for Architecture

The University’s architecture degree has once again been named the best in the country.

The Times Good University Guide 2013 highlights the very high levels of student satisfaction and excellent career prospects of Bath architecture graduates.

The University was ranked ninth in the country overall by this week’s table, a rise of three positions on last year’s results.

Bath’s architecture graduates have earned an international reputation for their rounded academic and practical capabilities, with a large number of them going on to work for leading architectural practices.

The construction of the 'BaleHaus' on campus made headlines, and gave architecture students a unique insight to green design.

The construction of the 'BaleHaus' on campus gave architecture students an insight to green design.

Professor Tim Ibell, Head of the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering, said: “The architecture degree at Bath is uniquely taught alongside civil engineering, giving students access to the expertise and teaching skills of leading academics and practitioners in the field of structural and environmental engineering, as well as architecture.”

The University’s placement programme also contributes to the development of the country’s most sought-after architecture graduates. Placement years spent working in industry give students an opportunity to develop a strong tie between study and practice.

Professor Ibell said: “In a fundamentally vocational field, this connection is vitally important. Students must be able to apply the theory that they are taught through their degree within the industry. It’s for this skill that leading employers look to recruit from Bath.”

Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell, Vice-Chancellor, said: “This is excellent news yet again for the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering.

“This performance recognises the hard work of all colleagues in the University’s Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering to provide our students with a great all round experience while they are here and the best chance of success in future life.”

The architecture degree programmes offered at the University of Bath are fully ARB/RIBA accredited.

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