Alternative Careers

Transferable skills & knowledge


Our courses offer our students with a strong range of transferable skills, including verbal, written and graphical communication, team working, research, analysis, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking.

How our courses prepare students for alternative careers

Our courses not only offer professional skills suitable for an architecture career, but provide our students with a strong range of transferable skills, including verbal, written and graphical communication, team working, research, analysis, creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. Together with the broad range of subject areas covered within our degree programmes, such as humanities, technology, management and design, these skills place our graduates in a strong position to embark on a range of alternative careers or to pursue further specialist study.

Furthermore, our degree in Architectural Studies is specifically designed for students who decide during the course of their undergraduate studies that they wish to pursue an alternative to the professional qualification in architecture.

Inspiration

A number of our graduates, including those illustrated in our alternative employment profiles, have demonstrated success in a variety of employment types, building upon key attributes they have developed through our courses. Alternative careers for our graduates are typically within, but not limited to, areas of the built environment, design, creative industries or social and community interest.

We work with the University’s Careers Service to provide our students with careers support.