Architecture and the Built Environment graduate destinations

95% of UWE Bristol graduates in Architecture and the Built Environment work or are in further study after six months.

From the moment our students start, they get careers information and advice - from employers, our careers team, and their tutors. So by the time they graduate, they will be equipped with the experience, contacts and skills to succeed in their chosen careers.

Great graduate career opportunities

Our department brings together students from a wide range of professional disciplines. This broad scope means that graduates go into a diverse range of careers and professions.

Examples of our top graduate employers include:

  • ARUP.
  • AHMM Architects.
  • Savills.
  • James Lang Lasalle (JLL). 
  • Crest Nicholson.
  • Dyson.
  • Tomy.
  • Stride Treglown.
  • Atkins.

Construction and Property graduates find jobs in areas including:

  • Asset management.
  • Building surveying.
  • Quantity surveying.
  • Land and property surveying.
  • Construction and contract management.
  • Property development and management.

Architecture graduates go into employment while training to become fully qualified. These roles include:

  • Architectural assistants.
  • Architectural technologists.
  • Project engineers.
  • Design assistants.

Planning graduates go on to careers as planners in a variety of organisations in the public and private sector.

Product Design graduates go into employment or become entrepreneurs. Some set up businesses around their products or services. Others get graduate jobs in design, marketing, media and engineering organisations - in the UK and abroad.

Top graduate employers

We work with employer partners including Balfour Beatty, Arup, Atkins, Savills, Capita Symonds, JLL and Cushman & Wakefield. The partners shape our courses; give industry presentations and advice; and provide placements and work experience.

Accredited by industry

All of our courses are, or are in the process of applying for, professional recognition or accreditation. So graduates leave with industry-recognised qualifications and study exemptions in many cases.

Industry ready graduates

Work experience is vital in today's crowded jobs market. Our students get this on regular live briefs and consultancy projects. And while they're here, we provide one-to-one support helping them find work placements, internships and volunteering experience that fit their career plans.

Placement students are more likely to go into high-level graduate jobs and have a higher average starting salary. As well as providing help finding a placement, we prepare students through tailored workshops.

Exhibitions such as our annual Faculty of Environment and Technology Degree Show attract employers from across the region. This is the perfect opportunity to network with employers and showcase project work.

Business start-up skills

Each year, graduates start up businesses in areas such as web design, product design, technical sales, property development and IT consultancy. They get a head start while they're here. Enterprise skills are built into the curriculum, and students work one-to-one with employers on consultancy projects. They also learn about self-employment and start-ups in one-to-one appointments and tailored workshops in our enterprise zone.

Specialist careers support

Careers advice and coaching is available for each department. Students can come along to twice-weekly careers drop-ins or schedule a one-to-one with our dedicated team. We also arrange regular drop-ins, presentations and Q&As from leading sector employers.

And it doesn't end when our students graduate. Alumni can access our careers services for up to three years after graduation.

Further study

Some of our graduates prefer to go on to further study.

Construction and property graduates tend to focus on areas like town and country planning, real estate management, finance and management.

Architecture graduates often go on to do Architecture part 2 and part 3 courses - at UWE Bristol or elsewhere.

Planning graduates prefer to study specialist subjects relating to planning, including urban planning, town and country planning, and transport planning.

Find out more about our courses

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