hello everyone you are watching atmosphere and for this video we will be talking about how you can study architecture in uk and how you can work as an architect in uk for this video we have special guest imran who studies and .
Foster university uk he also runs a youtube channel called with imran so please check out his channel and we will be talking about everything that is related to studying or either working in uk so watch this video till the end coming back to the video hi imran hello first question from you is that ultimate .
Introduction about yourself okay hi guys um my name is imran um i i have a youtube channel called arched with imran and um i'm based in the uk so a lot of my um content is tailored towards people in the uk but it's quite international content and i do software tutorials um advice my .
Submission walkthroughs just to kind of give people an understanding of what architecture students in the uk go through but also how to use specific softwares and present your work the best you can so imran have a really good youtube channel so link will be given in the description you can definitely .
Check his work he do amazing videos uh related to softwares so that will be a really good youtube channel to go through so the first question from you imran is that how is your online uh semi space going in uk so does pandemic affect you in a while .
Okay so um as of last week i've officially finished so i submitted my last coursework um it's okay that there are certain benefits on certain negatives i've noticed um certain things like it's really great for sharing your work because say you're you're doing .
Something software wise you can just screen share but then there are negatives as in you don't get that face to face there is something really natural and authentic about being in a studio environment and and missing that is quite hard but hopefully everything should be back by .
Next year and uh but yeah it was challenging at times but it's a good situation to go through because it makes you more adaptable to change yeah so the same thing is going on with me like being online semester and working online is .
Like a little bit tough but still as we move on we manage it and we are working pretty well in online as well so i think it's an international situation that pandemic is hitting on and we are adapting to it i guess it's as an architect it's very important to be adaptable in the future projects are .
Going to have issues uh there's gonna be specific there will always be issues that will come up and it's just good to get used to being adaptive at this age so the next question from imran is that what is your experience of studying architecture in uk so .
Uh whole experience about studying architecture in uk i mean overall the the experience has been really great um a lot of our lecturers are very knowledgeable and a lot of them do have in industry experience so for my university architect is quite a well-funded course .
So in the first year we we have we used to have trip obviously it didn't happen this year but first year we got a trip to rome so we went to go see all of the architecture there and we're doing things like sketches and uh talking about different buildings and it's a really .
Encompassing course i do enjoy it and i think there's a lot of people with a lot of experience and it's nice because they all understand what you're going through so you can um constantly go to them for advice and they give you good feedback on your projects and it's a very positive .
Experience and i really enjoy the course uh the next question is basically about uh the structure that uh is followed in the uk so when we talk about indian architecture education system the state that is required uh the year that we go through is totally different .
From uk so uh i would like from imran that he should explain the whole structure that is followed up in uk for studying architecture so what is the year involved and how you proceed for your architecture education okay so it's roughly seven years uh but because .
It's split into parts you can have as much time between those parts as you want so it could take as long as you want but um it's split into bachelors a masters and then um a final exam so it's part one part two and part three part one is your bachelor's that's normally three years .
Uh there is an optional uh sandwich year where you can do placement after your second year but um i i've opted not for it just because the course is so long um after you've done your bachelor's which is three years you then have a one-year professional practice so this is essentially just a .
Job you work in a firm and you are paid most the time the pay may not be amazing but it's a necessary step and then when you finish that uh year one practice you then do your masters so your master's is two years again you could go to the same university or a .
Different one and once you've done that you do another year in industry as a master's student and then finally you have one more year which is your part three and you also have a final exam as part of that and if you pass all of that you're added to the architect's registration board arb in the uk which is basically um .
Recognized by all companies so say any every every architect working in the uk currently is on that registration and it basically means that you're able to practice architecture now one thing i have to note um the the year of the year in industry uh can be done both after your masters so you can do your bachelor's .
Master's and then your two years but it's more beneficial to do it one and then the other because you gain a lot of really important skills in that environment so that is the basic structure and you can do it as lit in the fastest way to do it seven years for indian education system it's like .
Same old you have to appear for five years of bachelor and then like if you want to continue uh you can like continue your education by doing masters in some university so this is how it works so there's total seven years involved for a complete architect student so like there will be five years of .
Bachelor two years of masters and within this five year of bachelor you have a one semester which is involved for your internship so overall it's same kind of same like you have seven years in india and you have 20 years in uk imran can you tell me one more thing that .
If a indian student want to get a registration in uh the license of uk as an architect so what he or she can do for it okay so as mentioned architecture in the uk is split into part one part two and part three so uh the way it works if you're say an indian student and .
You've done a bachelor's and master's what work you've done is compared to part one and part two and they will assess it like they will in part one and part two and then if you want to study in the uk you have to do part three so part three you have to do it's one year .
You have to do your part three if you're an international student um but your one your part one and part two is essentially just marked along the same criteria and uh they compare the work you've done you'll need a portfolio and they'll base whatever you've done on .
How it is in the uk and if they think it fits well which most which a lot of it does because architect is very uh architect just taught the same in a lot of places uh it should be fine and then you do your part three your final exam and you can be an architect in the uk so .
For a foreign student you need all these things to be like you have to do your masters i think so in masters you have to graduate from a uk university to be applicable to get registered in architectural license of uk the next question from you is that uh what all subject are there in your .
College and uh like what are they teaching you in college so i think it's quite same but like can you mention those subjects okay so i have communication design history of architecture uh technology and then there are optional extras which .
Where you're given four options so i chose thematic design as my extra this year design is what you think it is it's your briefs uh interpreting the brief creating a design to fit communication is how well you can is think of communication as presenting to a client so it's diagramming um .
Presentation uh posters that that kind of thing to how well you can then convey your design through communication means uh technology is obviously all the technical side it d it kind of dips into engineering so you look at um you look at joint technologies uh .
Cladding systems environmental strategies um insulation you know all of the kind of technological aspects junctions steels foundations all of the things that make a building what it is because it's necessary for an architect to know a lot of skills and then you also have history of .
Architecture we look at first year we looked at um history as in the different eras classical and how architecture has evolved over time um and then this year in history of architecture we did modern architecture so modern and contemporary how architecture has evolved recently and then i'm unsure what we'll do in .
History next year and then for my thematic design it was an optional extra and i actually chose architecture through film so for my submission i created a three-minute short film uh using different camera angles using materiality .
Using everything i learned in in those lectures and applying it to film and seeing how architecture's presented through media when we are talking about foreign students or if they want to learn in a uk university so what are the procedure of getting in these universities in uk .
So if a foreigner student is coming to university what are the exams or maybe what are the procedures that they have to grow so can you explain that it should actually be very very similar to the same as the uk student so you'll need to come with a portfolio you'll have an interview .
And they'll look at your grades um some some universities if you're international won't do an interview or they may do one online instead and it's the same really as a uk applicant uh they look at your work they look at your how passionate you are they look at your existing abilities and .
The the one thing is you will have to come as an international student so if you're a uk student the tuition fee is capped at 9000 something whereas if you're an international student there's no cap so at my university if you want to become an international student i believe it's roughly 14 000 pounds a .
Year to study whereas for a uk student it's 9 000 but that's because it's capped by the government not by the university and what about of this student who don't have any experience in architecture and they are just entering the college so like they don't .
Have a portfolio they don't have anything to show so when they're joining architecture what is the procedure for them sorry so when i say portfolio i had to do one myself as well when applying for architecture because you're not doing architecture they don't expect in your portfolio to .
Show architectural things if you've done any drawings whatever it's great but i've actually been advised not to put in too many um attempts architectural drawings if you're not studying architecture yet this is because you're going there to learn to study architecture .
So they don't expect you to know so to be honest your portfolio is more showing um creative skills things that you have good composition it's really important to have hand sketches if you can uh so maybe digital editing etc uh photography anything that shows you .
Have creative eye and anything that you believe will show a valuable skill that will help you do architecture that that's that's the point of your portfolio mine was quite short it was only about six or seven pages i had some um some drawings some of my .
I did um a level art so i had a lot of my artwork and my coursework from art in there because it shows i know a lot of good things like composition and softwares etc so imran the next question from you is that what all are the software that is being taught in uk university .
And what are the software that you are using in your studio to develop your presentation board or how you're representing your design so i want to know about the software that you guys are using okay so we are not specifically taught uh in in architecture at my university .
There are some optional extra courses you can take but um the only one we've been encouraged to use so far is rhinoceros rhino and that was for our communication and we had tutorials we followed along but software is a very individual thing because many many students still choose to hand render .
And don't use any software at all i think it's good to just be versatile and have a good mix but software is a very personal thing so i know many people in my year that use revit sketchup um autocad rhino and i think those are the main modeling softwares .
And then you do your main modeling in there and your floor plans etc um and then for post processing uh illustrator photoshop a lot of them are just industry standards so i would i would stick to the industry standard to be honest um when you when you fin when you graduate and you go work in a firm .
You're going to be using those softwares anyway so it's a good opportunity to start learning and getting used to that in university so you can show that you can use those and again that's why i started doing software tutorials because i had to teach myself a lot of the software so i thought if i'm having to .
Teach it a lot of other students need to learn it too so i'm trying to share my knowledge through my channel doing that so the next question is that like if a person is graduating in uk and uh they are entering the architecture field and they are joining architecture firms or .
Maybe opening their firms so what are the expected salary and what are the income that can generate after graduating so can you give a rough idea so again architecture is one of those ones where you build your salary over time the more experience you have the more work the more you get paid essentially .
And architects tend to work and don't really tend to retire but i was looking at a load of jobs and uh the salary of a fresh graduate ranges from about 20 to 50 000 pounds a year but the average is between 25 and 30 based on the jobs i've seen a common number i've seen is 27 000 .
Years as a starting salary and that is increased as you study more so next question from you is that what are the options available after like i graduated from an architecture university in uk so what are the feel that we can work in the profession uh and uh like .
What are the options after graduating as an architect so as i've said um an architect is a jack of all trades and we require to know a little bit about a lot of subjects so the the possible jobs after doing architecture are massive i have a small list in front .
Of me so i can i can talk about a few um first i must add um you can you can ch if you you can change whilst you're studying so say you do your bachelor's in architecture and you decide you're not as keen on it you can do a masters in something separately so you could do a masters in .
Um urban planning or landscape architecture or interior design there's a lot of specializing you can do within thing within the field so if you know it's not for you you most likely have the opportunity to change while you're still studying but after you finished architecture .
There are a number of um fields you can go straight into and there are a number of fields that require a little bit more studying but they're very beneficial to have architecture so these can range from architect to architectural technologist uh building surveyor .
Cad technician interior designer town planner urban designer building surveyor construction manager landscape architect planning surveyor and things like structural engineer and there are many types of engineer you can also specialize in after architecture if you want to change next i want to ask .
You like what are the beef and what are the projects that you get hands on while being in your college or like till second year whatever courses and whatever brief that you got can you say that and whatever how you responded to that project first year i i will i will say i only had one main .
Project because the rest of the projects were quite introductory but my final first year project which is also on my channel i do a full walkthrough um is a pottery studio on the high street in portsmouth and the point was to act as kind of a a building to bring people together .
Around the area and it was designed to have a gallery a cafe area and it was all designed within a terrace housing so we were given a set boundary and we weren't allowed to overstep it because they're buildings both sides so i designed that that was first year .
Second year i've had two projects my first one was a nursery so i've designed a nursery in the north of portsmouth and it's inspired a lot by the local military history the design's quite inspired by these uh fortifications left over from wars um also the materiality and the .
Technology are all designed in a way to to be the most efficient for people to flow around it i designed that specifically to receive as much south facing sun and i tried to implement a number of passive technologies that would benefit the users and then my project i've recently just .
Finished is an ecology center in the heart of portsmouth i put it right in the center that was my choice of sight and the intention with that is um it brings people together there's a classroom a lecture hall a library and the point is it's to educate the public and i've placed it in .
A specific place to um that a lot of people travel down so it's near university buildings but a lot of public also walk and the intention was that by putting it there it would draw people off the main path and just encourage them to interact more and again i have a complete walkthrough on my channel if .
People are interested in seeing that imran thank you a lot for sharing a lot about the uk and how things work in uk university and how students are working there so like after watching this video i think that we will be more clear like what is the difference between uk architecture .
System and uh indian education system related to architecture imran up to you like do you want to say anything to our viewers whoever studying in india and are appearing for architecture colleges and they are in architecture fields so anything that you .
Want to say um i think that isn't much i think it's important to be versatile always strive to be the best and better at whatever you do always try to improve and just keep working hard that's that's the main thing of architecture got to work hard thank you so much tim .
Brown for joining me okay thank you for having me you