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It takes a team of people to turn architectural designs into reality. Become a vital part of that team through our Chelmsford-based Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) degree course, accredited by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. At ARU you’ll study architecture as part of a multidisciplinary school and get to understand the role of other professionals in a construction team. Get hands-on in our model-making studios and explore building design styles on site visits and a European field trip - or by taking an optional placement year.
Make your mark on landscapes of the future with our Chelmsford-based Architecture BA (Hons) degree course. You’ll gain the creative and technical skills you’ll need to produce architectural drawings and to analyse, research and develop briefs. You’ll develop design concepts in our model making studios, and have the chance to display your work in our Summer Exhibition and take a placement year. With this Architects Registration Board Part 1 prescribed course you’ll be taking your first step towards a career as an architect.
Discover how sound works, and how technology can help you master it, on our full-time, industry accredited Audio and Music Technology BSc (Hons) degree course in Cambridge. Get support to find work placements, and choose to take an additional placement year. By studying our Audio and Music Technology degree, you’ll integrate theories of sound into your audio projects, as you build a portfolio for a future career in the creative industries, including live sound, gaming, broadcast and film.
You’ve set your sights high. You want a course that connects you with up-to-the minute ideas and discussions. We’ve designed our full-time Business with Economics degree to match that ambition. Based in Cambridge, you’ll be at the forefront of current issues and challenges in economics. And you won’t just learn in the lecture theatre. There’s the chance to get involved in extracurricular activities, debating big ideas such as the minimum wage, capitalism and Brexit, and choose to gain valuable work experience with a placement year.
You're resilient, you keep going despite mistakes, lack of funds or opportunity. With modules that are designed to allow you to develop your ideas into prototypes and test in real-life scenarios, our Business with Entrepreneurship degree gives you the opportunity to test your ideas, possibly fail and after dusting yourself off, try again!
Master the essential engineering skills to creatively and innovatively address the challenges faced by the civil engineer of the 21st century. From day one of studying our Civil Engineering BSc (Hons) degree course, you will be working on real built environment projects using maths and science to tackle engineering problems. You will become well equipped to shape our future built environment whether it involves design, construction and maintenance of bridges, buildings and transportation systems, planning flood defences or developing infrastructure for sustainable energy generation.
Turn your love of computer games into a career, on our full-time Computer Gaming Technology degree. Play, design and build games at our development studio in Cambridge, and create a portfolio to launch your career as a games developer. Choose to take a placement year to get more experience of the gaming industry.
Have you got the vision and drive to work in the construction industry? Get the skills, knowledge and understanding you need studying our Construction Management degree course. It's fully accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building and Chartered Association of Building Engineers. Based in Chelmsford, you’ll use industry-standard surveying equipment and the latest in computer-aided design, 3D modelling, project management and financial software. You can take a placement year and further develop your professional skills, as you work towards becoming a chartered professional.
Got an eye for detail and a fascination for crime scenes? Step away from TV crime dramas and immerse yourself in our labs and crime scene rooms in Cambridge. You’ll learn about criminology, forensic science, policing and the law from lecturers with first-hand experience in the field. Accredited by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, our degree offers you real-world experience through work placements, internships and field trips, and career possibilities in criminal justice, crime analysis and victim support.
Explore different modes of performance and drama practice on our full-time Drama degree in Cambridge. Choose to study abroad for a Semester, and get ongoing support to find work placements. By studying our Drama BA (Hons), you’ll develop skills for the stage, screen and other performance media, to help you forge a career as a director, actor, performer, technician or teacher.