The course is intended for those graduates who hold a Master of Architecture degree (or its equivalent with ARB/RIBA Part II exemption) and who wish to proceed to full professional status with the ability to practice as an architect in the UK. Accreditation Our Architectural Practice and Management Diploma (APMD) is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as meeting the standards for the final Part 3 qualification required to practice as an Architect in the UK. Successful completion of the course allows admission to the Register of Architects as maintained by ARB and permits full membership of the RIBA. Quality and Ranking We rank in the top 100 for Architecture - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 Delivery The course runs from September to August of the following year (12 months). Teaching is delivered in block sessions (in October, February and May) and attendance at the University is required for a total of 8 days:
- 3 days in October
- 2 days in February
- 2 days in May
- 1 day in late August/early September for the Oral Examination
- student presentations
- group discussions
- scenario-based workshops
See Modules tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.
You must hold exemption from the ARB/RIBA Part I and Part II examinations. You should also: have completed at least 12 months practical training be employed in an approved architectural practice or related organisation. English Language Requirements: To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language Requirements. Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course.
Fees and funding
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