Architecture (Professional Practice, RIBA part 3) at University of Westminster, London - UCAS

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Course summary

This third and final adjunct of architectural education is designed to take place during the second period of mandatory practical training after the completion of the Part 2 course. This course can be completed in 12 to 24 months, according to your employment circumstances. Graduates of the course receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice and can apply for registration with the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and for chartered membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). On this course, you'll take modules totalling 120 credits. The diploma is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ education and professional development. The content of the course and each module builds on the professional experience and knowledge that you'll have gained over this period. Lecture sessions are delivered online allowing you to attend from your workplace or home. Supplementary workshops are held on-campus enabling you to meet others on the course as well as the academic team. All lectures are recorded enabling you to catch up in your own time or watch them again. You'll receive tutorial support for your case study and professional development and experience work by tutors from architectural practice. The submission of the coursework for the case study and professional development modules can be self-deferred by 6 or 12 months for work-based reasons, giving you flexibility where your workplace or employment circumstances change. Recent graduates have joined the course as Professional Champions to act as mentors for current students, with the aim of developing a network to support young practitioners. Subject to approval from the ARB, we'll be conducting the orals online for the foreseeable future.

Professional bodies

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

  • Architects Royal Institute of British
  • Architects Registration Board

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have RIBA Parts 1 & 2.You must have RIBA Parts 1and 2 from a recognised school of architecture or have normally successfully passed the ARB assessment for RIBA Parts 1and 2. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.5 in all components. Applicants are required to submit one academic reference.


Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Please visit our website to read about funding options: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/postgraduate-student-funding If you are an international applicant, please visit this page to see scholarships available: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/fees-and-funding/funding/international-student-funding Postgraduate student funding | University of Westminster, London Find out about postgraduate student funding at the University of Westminster - discover the student finance and support available for your degree studies.

Architecture (Professional Practice, RIBA part 3) at University of Westminster, London - UCAS