Architecture and surveying courses
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When you study for an Architecture and Surveying degree, you can play your part in building a better, brighter future for society. As the population grows, the limitations and flaws of our buildings and infrastructure become clear – and an Architecture and Surveying degree will give you the skills needed to assess the problems ahead and find the solutions.
If you have a blend of creative flair and practical problem solving skills, you could excel in this exciting field. If you study with us, we'll work with your existing abilities and enthusiasm, and give you the practical, specialist knowledge to succeed in your career.
Whether you see yourself managing a complex construction project, or designing the perfect dream house for a client, a course in the area of architecture and surveying is what you're looking for.
Why study Architecture?
Architects design buildings and play a role in shaping cities, communities and the way we live. Our BA (Hons) Architecture degree course helps you develop the technical and analytical skills you need to begin a career as an architect.
You could also consider roles in areas such as design practice, planning, historic building conservation and project management.
Why study Surveying?
We offer a range of courses; Building Surveying, Property Development and Quantity Surveying.
Construction isn’t cheap. That’s why the skills of surveyors and developers will always be in high demand. Those advancing careers in Quantity or Building Surveying, and Property Development provide instrumental support to building projects of all sizes.
If you want to combine entrepreneurial thinking with professional acumen and a sought after skill set, surveying could make for a great career option.
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What jobs can I get with an Architecture and Surveying degree?
Our previous Architecture and Surveying students have progressed into graduate jobs in architectural design, landscape architecture, set design, building conservation and building surveying.
When you study Architecture and Surveying at Portsmouth, you'll also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience through our in-house architectural practice, the Project Office, and through placements with companies such as Kier Construction, Mott MacDonald, Dyer & Butler and Karen Millen.
You can make the course suit you with the projects available – it taught me that there are so many ways to put your own style into design and many avenues to go down with regards to careers after university.
Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Accreditations mean you can fast-track your career by being exempt from certain exams to gain further qualifications.
One of the unique things about my course compared to other universities is the fact it is RICS accredited, which was surprisingly rare when I was looking at Property Development courses. This means it opens more doors in the future for me, as well as showing it’s a high-quality course.
Undergraduate Architecture and Surveying courses
- Architecture BA (Hons)
- Building Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship) BSc (Hons)
- Building Surveying BSc (Hons)
- Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)
- Property Development BSc (Hons)
- Quantity Surveying (Degree Apprenticeship) BSc (Hons)
- Quantity Surveying BSc (Hons)
Postgraduate Architecture and Surveying courses
- Architecture MArch
- Architecture Degree Apprenticeship MArch
- Building Information Management MSc
- Building Information Management PgCert
- Conservation Architecture MA
- Creative Industries MRes
- Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture
- Interior Design MA
- Quantity Surveying MSc
- Real Estate Management MSc
- Sustainable Cities MA
- Technology MRes
- Architecture and Surveying MPhil and PhD
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