Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) at University of Greenwich - UCAS

University of Greenwich

Degree level: Postgraduate

Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) (Taught)

Course summary

Our part-time postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Architectural Practice will bring you to the final stage of your training, preparing you for the realities of architectural practice. The architectural practice course is rooted in the description, explanation and analysis of current professional practice, pushing you to examine and debate your own methods of working. You'll cover areas including the architect and society, architectural management, and a Janus paper where you review your experience and consider your future development. Applicants are usually engaged in full-time architectural practice in the UK. This part-time course is taught over one evening per week in our new state-of-the-art Stockwell Street Building, which is designed by renowned architects Heneghan Peng. Successful completion will give you exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 3 examinations, eligibility to join the ARB register, and the opportunity to join the UK's register of architects. These allow you to continue into professional practice. What you should know about this course

  • This course is designed to create professionals who have the knowledge, drive and determination to succeed in the world of contemporary architecture.
  • You can begin the course in January or September. The concluding viva voce examinations (professional interviews) are also held twice a year.
  • This part-time course can be completed in 1 year or, to meet your circumstances, can offer flexible study options of up to 5 years
  • We encourage self-reflection, professionalism, drive and determination to help you succeed in the contemporary world of architecture.


All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Assessment is via essays during the course rather than written exams. The course concludes with the submission of your case study and supporting material to external professional examiners before your professional interview and viva voce examination. On satisfactory completion of this course you will be eligible to register with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as an Architect.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Architects Registration Board
  • Architects Royal Institute of British

Entry requirements

Qualifications recognised by Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1 and Part 2 levels. • Applicants should complete a short questionnaire about their employment and professional development. • Suitable applicants will be required to attend an interview.

English language requirements

We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. For our English entry requirements, please click on the link below.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3500 Year 1
Scotland £3500 Year 1
Wales £3500 Year 1
EU £5500 Year 1
International £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees are currently set for 2023/24 entry. For more information, please visit:

Sponsorship information

We understand that the transition to University for Undergraduate students can be daunting and confusing when it comes to finances. The University of Greenwich has a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and other financial support measures to support students that require it most. More information can be found on our website at

Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) at University of Greenwich - UCAS