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University of Portsmouth: Architecture and Professional Practice (Degree Apprenticeship)
|Institution||University of Portsmouth View institution profile|
|Department||Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries|
|Telephone||023 9284 5566|
Overview Do you want to earn a salary and get valuable on-the-job experience while you get the RIBA and ARB qualifications you need to be a professional architect?
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.
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.
Recognised and validated by: This course is accredited by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The Royal Institute of British Architects has accredited this course for parts 2 and 3 of exemptions.
Once you have completed this course, you'll be eligible to join the register of architects held by the ARB.
What you'll experience On this architecture degree apprenticeship, you'll: - Develop the creative and professional abilities needed for a practicing 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.
Careers and opportunities 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.
Master of Architecture - MArch
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A 2:1 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 an 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.
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University of Portsmouth
It’s time to dive deeper into what you love, become a real expert and figure out how to make your mark.
Taught qualification or independent research? On-campus teaching or online part-time study? At Portsmouth, you can choose from a wide range of subjects and modes of study.
- 5***** rated for excellence in the QS World University rankings 2021
- Outstanding Gold-rated teaching for our students (TEF)
- Dedicated Graduate School supporting all research students
- 84% satisfaction with course quality (PTES Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2020
- Master’s Scholarships available for high achievers
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