Studying Architecture in Europe and Beyond

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.

In some countries, architecture is offered as an integrated Bachelor's and Master's degree. The only examples of this which we can find taught in English are in Spain. 

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 find themselves overseas at some point in their working lives.Therefore, a period of time studying abroad is highly relevant.

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. If you are studying maths and physics to A level, we can also recommend Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands).

For postgraduate study you might also wish to consider Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark.

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About A Star Future

A Star Future provides information and guidance to British students looking to pursue their undergraduate studies abroad.

Through our presentations in schools and our websites we aim to ensure that British-educated students are well informed about their choices.