UCAS report finds architecture undergraduate applications rocket to 24,000

Architecture continues to attract undergraduates despite the economic recession, according to the latest UCAS figures.

The organisation’s figures last month show a 6.7% rise in prospective undergraduate applications to study architecture compared to the same month last year.

The 90s saw a similar jump when architecture schools were full despite the gloomy economic climate.

David Gloster, RIBA director of education, said: "Architecture education has always had a life of its own."