BA Architecture / Careers

Year of entry: 2024

Career opportunities

"The philosophy of Manchester School of Architecture allows you to explore unique concepts, but still make them tangible and relatable to the real world.

I think my practice has benefited immensely from this with my designs becoming much more refined and sophisticated but retaining a sense of innovation and novelty."

Lola / BA Architecture graduate

We're one of the most targeted universities by the nation's top employers.

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.

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).

Find out more about career destinations of our Architecture graduates by reading our alumni profiles .

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.

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

Accrediting organisations

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