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Applicants to UK architecture schools drop 12%

Architecture courses have suffered a 12 per cent fall in applications this year, according to new figures published by UCAS,

According to the University and College Admissions Service, just 26,821 prospective students choose architecture this year.

Overall, architecture, build and plan courses witnessed a 16.3 per cent drop in applications with only 41,520 received so far this year.

This fall has been attributed to the tripling of course fees and has raised fears of closure for some architecture courses.

In contrast, the numbers of applicants to architecture schools in Scotland, where tuition is free, have fallen by just 2.1 per cent.

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  • I don't think I would study architecture under the new fees. With the new fees, they need to condense the course to make it more reasonable. Universities need to condense all 3 year courses into 2 years. The time off over the summer is ridiculous.
    Plus tuition is not free for English students in Scotland! It's free for other EU students, Scottish students, and cheaper for the Welsh (paid by Wales). So the drop in fees is due to less English students and probably Welsh too.

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