To be considered for entry to the BSc degree you should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The UCAS telephone number for UK students is 01242 222444 and for international students is +44 1242 222444.Their website is

Follow up enquiries can then be made to the BSc Admissions Secretary, Anwen Cook, at the wsa or E-mail:



Typical offers for the BSc in Architectural Studies include:

AAA in three Advanced level qualifications.
A mix of one Art / Design subject, + one Maths or Science subject, + one other good academic subject, ie, English, History, Geography, Business Studies, Psychology, a Language etc is preferable but not required.
We do not consider General Studies, Critical Thinking, Further Maths or PE.

36 points in the International Baccalaureate.

Pass in Core of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma and grades AA at A level

or similar in equivalent qualifications.

BSc Portfolio

We also require all candidates to submit a small portfolio. This should consist of:

  • 4 sheets of A4 size reproductions of some of the applicant's art or design work. Applicants may use both sides of the paper, annotate, and include as many images as they wish.
  • The portfolio need not be architectural in any way and may include drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, graphics, product design or any other work in visual design.
  • The copies may be in any appropriate format, (photographic, photocopy, digital printouts) but please make sure that they are sufficiently good quality to do justice to your work.
  • Letters of verification confirming that the portfolio is the applicant's own work must accompany the portfolio. The letter should be on the School/Collage headed paper and signed by a tutor.
  • We will not be able to return your work to you so please do not send originals.

The portfolio should be sent to The BSc Admissions Secretary at the School and will be assessed in-house by teaching staff . We will not consider your application until we have received both the UCAS form and the portfolio. Where a portfolio is of exceptionally high quality, lower academic qualifications may be acceptable.

Mature students who do not have these or equivalent qualifications, but who have strong motivation and relevant skills and experience, should contact the School to discuss the possibility of being admitted. All candidates must also have GCSE Grade B in Mathematics and English or Welsh or the equivalent.

Financial Support

The financial support team manage a variety of funds which can help students who are having financial difficulties, budgeting or covering specific costs during their time at university.
link to finacial support page...


Entry to the MArch is invited from graduates from other schools who have at least an upper second class degree giving exemption from RIBA Part 1 and ARB Part 1. Selection is based on an interview with design portfolio.

Application information
Applicants wishing to apply for the course should complete a paper based Postgraduate application form which can be found by following the link below:


IMPORTANT: Please submit with the completed MArch application form an A4 size copy of your portfolio and an A4 size copy of any written work undertaken – for example a dissertation. We will not be able to return your work to you so please do not send originals.

Please note that we only consider applicants for the MArch who have an ARB and RIBA Part I recognised qualification. To check if your degree gives you RIBA and ARB exemption please visit the validated courses section of their websites:

Alternatively you can contact the MArch Admissions Secretary, Anwen Cook at the School, who will send you an application form, or


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