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Careers and employability

Alongside their academic studies, Manchester School of Architecture students benefit from a selection of additional experiences that ensure they graduate with an impressive array of knowledge, skills and strong industry connections.

The Manchester Student Society of Architecture runs guest lectures, design competitions and the Debating Union throughout the year, giving students plenty of opportunities to showcase their creativity and learn from architecture professionals.

What do Architecture graduates do?

The School of Architecture has a good reputation for allowing students to produce projects that art both creative and grounded. Applying conventional construction methods in my design work, seeking input from structural, mechanic and electrical engineers and referencing built case studies all prepared me for starting a career in Architecture.

My personal experience of talks run by MSA, the sustainability forum, urban sketching and life drawing all helped to inform the design and communication of the projects I undertook.

Finbar / BA Architecture (2018), Architectural Assistant at Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners

Many of our graduates go on to be architects in private practice or the public sector.

If - during the course of your degree - you find your interests lie elsewhere, architecture studies offer you a range of transferable skills including visual awareness, technical abilities and creative skills. These are suitable for careers in:

  • interior or spatial design;
  • urban planning;
  • web design;
  • research;
  • teaching;
  • conservation;
  • landscape architecture.

Who employs our Architecture graduates?

Our graduates are well-known for their confidence and creative flair, meaning top employers of our Architecture alumni include:

  • Aedas
  • Broadway Malyan
  • Foster + Partners
  • Hawkins\Brown
  • Sheppard Robson

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