Architecture BA Honours
UCAS Code: K100 (3 Years)

Graduate destinations for this subject

Find out what recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation:

Architecture Careers

The BA in Architecture is the first step towards qualification as a professional architect. The vast majority of our graduates choose to follow their degree with a year’s employment as an architectural assistant in an architect’s practice. 

To proceed on to full qualification a further two years of university study is required (for example, the Master of Architecture), which must then be followed by a further two years of professional work experience and final exams.  

With a vocational subject such as architecture, the main employment pathway is into the profession as an architect. Newcastle graduates have an envious position in the job market and are well received by architectural practices.

In addition, architectural education at Newcastle places a strong emphasis on developing your ability to visualise concepts and to translate your ideas in different forms to a variety of audiences. These skills have proved very attractive to employers in the creative industries and many of our former students have gone on to careers in:

  • television
  • film
  • advertising
  • other design-based professions

Employers are looking for transferable skills including:

  • numeracy
  • interpersonal skills
  • teamworking
  • initiative
  • decision-making
  • computer literacy

We see these skills as an integral part of the architectural education we offer, placing graduates of both degrees in a strong position to obtain employment in numerous fields such as:

  • teaching
  • law
  • property development
  • construction management
  • planning
  • urban design
  • landscape architecture

Find out more about the career options for Architecture from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK. 93.4% of our 2011 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. More than three quarters (78.7%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate level position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+ which enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.