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BA Architecture / Careers

Year of entry: 2022

Career opportunities

We're one of the most targeted schools of architecture by employers in the sector. 

Our BA Architecture graduates are highly valued for their confidence and creativity, and benefit from our strong links with national and international architectural practices. They have gone on to successful careers in areas including: 

  • architecture;
  • advertising;
  • estate management;
  • project management;
  • real estate;
  • urban design;
  • web design. 

Top employers of our BA Architecture graduates include Aedas, AR, Atkins, BDP, BroadwayMalyan, Foster + Partners, Hawkins\Brown, and Sheppard Robson. 

Read more about career destinations of our Architecture graduates at  Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) student and alumni profiles .

Qualifying as an architect normally requires a combination of five years study at university and a minimum of two years practical experience before completing a final examination.  

Many graduates study our Master of Architecture (MArch) course, which is recognised as a Part 2 qualification by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

At Manchester you will have access to a number of opportunities to help boost your employability .

You'll benefit from having access to the career services of both universities as a student and for at least two years after you graduate. 

Accrediting organisations

  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)
  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)