Will my architecture degree be recognised in the UK?
This is a very important consideration with architecture qualifications. The typical pathway to becoming an architect in the UK takes seven years and comprises three main parts: undergraduate study, work experience and postgraduate study. All or some of these components may be taken abroad. As a result, it might make sense to start your study in the UK and then move abroad or vice versa. There are options for students of architecture at undergraduate level but there is a far wider range of postgraduate courses. For details on recognition of architecture qualifications it is worth referring to the RIBA website for international students and architects.
Does it make sense to study architecture abroad?
Architecture is a highly international profession. As a result international experience is particularly prized. Most students will already find themselves overseas at some point in their education.
What grades do I need to get in?
You will usually have to study relevant subjects such as art and design. In many cases mathematics will also be necessary. It is possible that there will be less pressure in finding a place than there is in the United Kingdom.
What else should I bear in mind?
There are many different approaches to teaching architecture. This could have a major impact on the way that architecture is taught and how relevant the curriculum of each school is. We are not qualified to judge individual architecture schools so it may be worthwhile asking for advice from practising architects when choosing a course.
Where should I look for architecture degrees abroad?
At undergraduate level there are a few options in Europe include ARCHIP in Prague or Politecnico di Milano in Italy. Far more courses are taught in English at postgraduate level. A couple of examples we could recommend to you would Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark) and Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). University College Dublin is also seeing an increase in British students wanting to study architecture abroad.