Professional Practice in Architecture at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Professional Practice in Architecture (Taught)

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • RIBA have described this course as “rigorous, thorough and offering a high level of detail”.
  • We provide professional practice podcasts to add value to your learning experience.
  • Your individual assignments will link to real-life situations.
About this course This course is the last stage of the formal education leading to qualification and registration as an architect in the UK. It focuses on the legal, procedural, professional and managerial competencies needed to engage in architectural practice as a critical and reflective practitioner. You will be taught by professionals, established practitioners and experts. We also provide additional value with Professional Practice Podcasts. The course covers the RIBA criteria for Part 3 prescribed by the ARB. The Part 3 assignments mean that there are no exams. At the end of your course, you will present Professional Experience Development Records (PEDRs), Case Study Volumes, a Scenario-Based report, and then sit the viva voce. Example modules
  • Law and the Professional
  • Professional Services & Business Management
  • Building Procurement & Project Management
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.


Example modules: Law and the Professional; Professional Services & Business Management; Building Procurement and Project Management. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment comprises coursework (e.g. essays, reports) Volumes of professional development and case studies, as well as the final viva. The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. Type of assessment: Coursework: 100%

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 should have: ARB/RIBA Parts 1 and 2 or exemptions; a minimum of 13 months of approved, logged experience, preferably in the UK; a high level of commitment to the course and support from your employer; and a good level of written and spoken English. You may wish to discuss the above criteria. If you have completed your architectural education outside the UK, you will need to satisfy the Architects Registration Board (ARB) that your academic qualifications are the equivalent of ARB Parts 1 and 2, so that you will gain Part 3 registration upon successful completion of the course. It is the applicant's responsibility to check and ensure this compliance.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8590 Year 1
England £3600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3600 Year 1
Scotland £3600 Year 1
Wales £3600 Year 1
International £8590 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit the course provider webpage for further information regarding additional course costs.

Sponsorship information

Company sponsorship. Employers may make contribution towards course fees.

Professional Practice in Architecture at Kingston University - UCAS