Undergraduate Studies


Study Architecture in the uk

Study Architecture in the UK

Study Architecture in the UK – building your portfolio

Our  Architecture Programme is designed for creative students wanting to study architecture in the UK ‘s most highly-rated institutions – or at other leading destinations overseas.

Our programme focuses on working with Mentors in order to produce an excellent portfolio and prepare for interviews to study in the UK or the USA, or  at the world’s most prestigious and outstanding schools of architecture .

We  will help  you apply to the world’s   best universities for studying architecture, such as UCL, London, the University of Edinburgh, Coventry University,and  the University of Bath in the UK. If you want to study architecture further afield, why not consider    MIT, Delft, UC Berkeley, or the Politecnico di Milano ? We can assist you  with your applications to these or any other renowned schools of architecture.

Our portfolio workshops run for 120 hours at weekends, in conjunction with local schools of drawing, to help you put together a striking, unique and modern portfolio. We also provide one-to-one sessions with foreign portfolio experts, should you wish to avail yourself of this service.

Study Architecture in the UK - Popular career choices include:

  • Town planner
  • Historic buildings inspector
  • Production /set designer for films and theatre
  • Architectural technologist
  • Interior and spatial designer
  • Conservation and environmental officer
  • Building surveyor
  • Urban planner

Outline of the programme

This programme was designed specifically for creative applicants who want to pursue a career in architecture.

One of the most important elements of your application to study  architecture is your portfolio. Admissions tutors will decide whether or not to invite you to interview based on the quality of the portfolio you submit. Elab will not only help you ensure your application is excellently crafted, but will also review your portfolio and guide you on how to improve and present it.

Our  architecture programme is divided into a number of stages to maximise your chances of admission to the best institutions. The programme comprises:

Complete a thorough diagnostic test designed to highlight strengths and interests and determine suitable career directions. 

Mentor feedback will provide Elab with additional insights and information and allow us to build up a detailed picture of  your abilities and expectations

Rreceive a personalised report with feedback and recommendations from the assessment process including:

 – potential courses and universities

 – profile, descriptions, comments and relevant statistics on selections. 

Discuss findings with a Mentor and Consultant and make a final decision on the course you wish to study and the five universities you wish to apply to, based on our suggestions and your predicted grades

Working with local art schools or using one-on-one tutors, we can devise a personalised plan to create a unique and diverse portfolio

Complete necessary documentation and submit a professional UCAS application with close support from an Elab Consultant (see below)

Prepare you for the interview where you will present your portfolio and discuss related experiences, motivation and influences 

Receive advice on finding accommodation, financing and settling in. 

UCAS Application Documentation

Once the assessment and diagnostic stage is complete the Consultant and applicant will start working  on the application documents comprising:

  • Personal Statement
  • Reading lists and supplementary courses
  • Predicted Grades
  • References
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The success of each application will depend on a number of factors, most importantly how a candidate presents their experience, character and future plans .We will help you clarify, develop and expand each of these elements, in order to make your application striking and effective.

Contact Elab for further information or to book a consultation.

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