Course Comparison

Course BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering BA (Hons) Architecture
Award Bachelor of Science - BSc (Hons) Bachelor of Arts - BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years 3 years
Assessment breakdown -
Coursework
Course type Full-time Full-time
Placement (+ optional placement) -
Location Plymouth Plymouth
Provider School of Art, Design and Architecture School of Art, Design and Architecture
Entry requirements

A levels
A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26–28 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
MMM-DMM.

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

GCSE
Mathematics and English language grade C.

All relevant international qualifications will be considered – please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

Other
Other combinations and non-A level qualifications are also considered.

Second-year entry is possible with a good HNC/HND or equivalent.

Equivalent qualifications and industry experience can be considered.

If you are concerned about meeting this offer, you're encouraged to email admissions@plymouth.ac.uk.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.

Digital portfolio
You will be required to submit a digital portfolio demonstrating a range of creative skill sets.
Advice on how to create and submit your portfolio.

A level
A minimum of two A levels; General Studies accepted.

International Baccalaureate
26–34 points.

18 Unit BTEC National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
DMM-DDM (Distinction Distinction Merit).

BTEC National Diploma modules
If you hold a BTEC qualification, it is vital that you provide our Admissions team with details of the exact modules you have studied as part of the BTEC. Without this information, we may be unable to process your application quickly and you could experience significant delays in the progress of your application to study with us. Please explicitly state the full list of modules within your qualification at the time of application.

All Access courses
Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (preferably Art and Design or combined), including GCSE English and Maths grade C/4 or above or equivalent, with at least 21 credits at distinction, 12 credits at merit and 12 credits at passes to 30 credits at distinction.

GCSE
Five passes including Mathematics and English Language grade C.

Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

Applicants who will require a Student (formerly Tier 4) visa to study in the UK
Please note that if you are planning to complete further studies in Architecture, Student visa restrictions mean that you cannot undertake a Post-Part 1 placement in the UK but may be able to secure a placement year in your home country or elsewhere outside the UK, as other international students have done in the past.

English language requirements

We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view other accepted qualifications, please refer to our tariff glossary.