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About

On this 4-year architect degree apprenticeship, you'll develop the professional and creative skills for a successful career in architecture. You’ll cover topics such as urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture in a studio environment.

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Overview

Overview

Do you want to earn a salary and get valuable on-the-job experience while you get the qualifications you need to be a professional architect?

During term time, you'll spend 1 day a week on day release at the University and the other 4 days applying your skills and getting practical experience in the workplace. The Government or your employer pay your tuition fees – so your architecture degree apprenticeship doesn’t cost you anything.

What you'll experience

  • Develop the creative and professional abilities needed for a practising architect
  • Learn how to come up with creative and strategic solutions to a variety of architectural challenges
  • Get a MArch degree while you earn a salary
  • Put what you learn into practice in the workplace, preparing yourself for Part 3 studies in your final year
  • Have access to the University's student support services and community, including the Library, study support, sports and recreation facilities, and the Students’ Union
  • Build a network of professional peers during your time at university, sharing your ideas and knowledge
  • Get practical work experience in your job, giving you an advantage over students who go to University full-time
  • Get a personal tutor from the University and a workplace mentor 

If you need somewhere to live, you may be able to stay in the University's halls of residence – talk to our Housing team for more information.

Work experience and career planning

This architecture degree apprenticeship gives you the professional knowledge and creative skills you need to start your career as an architect, in your organisation and beyond. 

After you finish your architect degree apprenticeship, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching and Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • computer-based tutorials
  • studios
  • workshops
  • online learning

You'll be in regular contact with your mentor, especially during your work-based learning project in the final year.

Assessment methods include:

  • studio review
  • portfolio assessment
  • coursework
  • dissertation
  • presentations
  • case studies
  • End-Point Assessment

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Architectural History and Theory: Introduction
  • Architectural History and Theory: Application
  • Building Tectonics and Environment
  • Project Management in Architecture

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

An upper second class honours degree with RIBA Part 1 exemption. Applicants who do not hold a recognised UK Part 1 qualification will need to undertake and pass the ARB prescribed exam for Part 1 prior to joining the Apprenticeship course. An online portfolio submission and/or interview may be required as part of the selection process.

All applicants to the Degree Apprenticeship courses must have an acceptable Level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. Acceptable qualifications include GCSE with grade C/4 or above and Functional Skills with Pass - please note that we are not able to accept all kinds of Level 2 qualifications, so if you are unsure whether you have a suitable qualification please get in touch. If you do not have an acceptable qualification you may be required to take an additional assessment during the application process.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

The course fee is shared between the Government and some employers, meaning no cost to you as the degree apprentice. 

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Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Architecture and Professional Practice (Degree Apprenticeship)
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University of Portsmouth

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