Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)

Architectural Professional Practice (Taught)

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Course summary

This qualification leads to exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 3 examinations. The Architects Registration Board (ARB) The term “architect” is a protected title and can only be used by ARB-registered architects in legal jurisdictions extended to or agreed by ARB. The course is relevant to the UK and the EU and has variable transferability beyond the UK and its territories, where the relevant law of the land has precedent. As part of this course you’ll:

  • Be eligible to join the ARB register and apply for chartered membership with RIBA upon successful completion
  • Learn through a flexible learning programme comprising a series of study blocks, an office-based examination (where you are employed) and a professional interview
  • Benefit from our close relationships with established practitioners, academics and leading consultants and learn from their experience
Find out more Guest lectures You’ll have access to the INSIDE/OUT lecture series that brings together some of the most exciting names from the fields of art, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, performing arts and beyond. Industry links This course is delivered by tutors with extensive networks, giving you access to expert practitioners and consultants. We have links with a wide range of established architectural practices, so your learning will be enhanced by experienced external tutors. Why study Architectural Professional Practice at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Gain exemption from the ARB and RIBA Part 3 examinations
  • Flexible learning
  • Links to architectural practices
  • Learn from industry experienced academics
  • The Project Office, our own in-house onsite RIBA chartered architectural practice
  • Study at Leeds School of Arts - one of the largest university arts communities in the north


Core Modules:

  • Professional Experience & Development Record & Professional Interview
  • Personal Development Appraisal & Professional Curriculum Vitae
  • Case Study
  • Professional Practice Examination
- Contract Administration Examination

Entry requirements

Applicants should either have an ARB/RIBA accredited part 2 qualification or a part 2 qualification awarded through the ARB Assessment Panel and be in employment with an ARB/RIBA accredited architectural practice. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please see www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk for fee information.
Architectural Professional Practice at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS