Typical Offer: A*AA
In exceptional circumstances we may make a lower offer.
- General Studies is not accepted and Critical Thinking will not normally form part of an offer and languages which are intended for non-native speakers are not normally acceptable when taken by native speakers of that language
- GCSE or equivalent: An A grade in Mathematics if not offered at AS or A2 level
- AS level examinations are not normally included in our offer. However AS level grades are taken as an indication of A2 performance in conjunction with predicted grades. Candidates are required to indicate their AS grades (not UMS score) in the application even if they are not being certificated. We may contact you or your school for details about your academic progress if we need further information before we are in a position to make a decision.
- no portfolio is required for entry to the programme
In addition we will take into account evidence of the following skills, attributes and qualifications:
- a strong interest in architecture demonstrated by extra-curricular activity, research or work experience
- study in addition to core subjects such as additional AS level(s), additional A2 level(s)
or a relevant Extended Project.
We prefer A level (or equivalent) combinations that demonstrate numerical and art and design skills. The majority of recent successful candidates have offered Mathematics, Art & Design and a third A level in a science, typically Physics or a traditional arts/humanities subject.
The following is a list of A-levels considered less effective preparation for our degree. Candidates offering one of these subjects will usually offer at least two of the subjects mentioned above to be successful. This list is not exhaustive and is only included for guidance:
- Business Studies
- Communication Studies
- Drama / Theatre Studies
- Film Studies
- Health and Social Care
- Home Economics
- Home & Community Studies
- Leisure Studies
- Media Studies
- Music Technology
- Musical Appreciation
- Performance Studies
- Performing Arts
- Physical Education
- Sports Studies
- Travel and Tourism
Since not all applicants will be able to take more than 3 A-levels at their school, we will consider only the 3 best subjects for applications including more than 3 subjects.
In order to remain fair to all candidates, we only consider grades obtained at the first attempt of any given examination (at unit level although performance within modules is also considered carefully). Therefore candidates re-sitting any of their GCSE, A-level (AS/A2 or equivalent) exams will not normally be considered unless there are exceptional circumstances. In such cases, the candidates should declare their achieved grades in the 'qualifications completed or certificated' part of the form in addition to indicating the subjects that are being re-taken in the 'not yet completed or certificated'. In all such cases, the referee statement should clearly indicate the nature of the mitigating circumstances and subjects affected.
We do not accept Access qualifications for entry onto this programme as they are not normally able to offer the breadth we require in terms of both arts/humanities and the sciences.
We do not accept BTEC qualifications for entry onto this programme as they are not normally able to offer the breadth we require in terms of both arts/humanities and the sciences.
Typical Offer: D2, D3, D3
Please see A Level section for information on preferred subjects and subject combinations.
Please contact Admissions for further information.
Typical Offer: 86% including a minimum of 7.5 in English Language.
Typical Offer: 38 points with 6 in HL Mathematics or 7 at SL Mathematics, with the majority of offers to candidates studying Mathematics to HL.
The following is a list of IB subjects considered 'less effective preparation' for our degree. This list is not exhaustive and is only included for guidance:
- Business and Management
- Information Technology in a Global Society
- Theatre Arts.
We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications. For further information please visit our International Office web page.
We normally require all applicants whose first language is not English to provide evidence of English language proficiency and we may ask you to take an English language test.
The minimum requirement for Architecture will normally be IELTS 7.0. This must include a minimum score of 7.0 in Listening and Speaking and 6.5 in the other components. In addition, the Reading and Writing sections must be 'Academic' not 'General Training'. Applicants should submit their results by 31st July. For a list of other English language qualifications we accept please go to the English Language Entry Requirements web page.
Typical Offer: AAAAAB - AAABBB at Higher level. See above for preferred subject combinations.
Typical Offer: AAAAA at Higher level and AA Advanced Higher level (see A level entry for information about preferred subjects).
We welcome applicants offering the Welsh Baccalaureate Core alongside A levels; we are aware of the range of skills and qualities which it develops and of the additional work which it demands. Please see the A level entry for subject combination details.