Taught course

Professional Diploma in Architecture - RIBA2

Institution
London Metropolitan University · Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

You will be required to have:

  • a good degree in architecture
  • passed RIBA Part 1
  • the ability to demonstrate your talent as a designer as well as your motivation to complete the course successfully

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Selected candidates are asked to attend an interview with their portfolio, which should include a wide range of work.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why study this course?

The Professional Diploma is a design-driven course that will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work while engaging responsibly and directly with the world around us. The main areas of study are in design, technology, practice, history and theory. Each area is taught by a wide range of tutors, with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 96.9% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

In an increasingly competitive profession we distinguish ourselves as an academic forum engaged responsibly and directly with the world around us. We are committed to expanding the creative possibilities through courageous and ambitious engagement with the world around us. Design drives the speculation within the school, used as both tool and intention.

The Professional Diploma is a design-based course that will enable you to focus your skills and develop excellence in your work. The main areas of study are in design, technology and practice, and history and theory. Each area is taught through a wide choice of tutors, studios and interest groups with a strong emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. You are encouraged to explore particular lines of interest and develop ideas in depth.

The course as a whole encourages fresh thinking, experiment and risk. You will also be encouraged to understand and engage with the society you are part of and serve; and to engage with social, political and economic infrastructures that predetermine built form. Our students have had considerable successes in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's medals, winning the RIBA Silver Medal in 2012, 2003 and 2002, and the Bronze in 2004.

The architecture subject area is housed in a purpose designed building on Whitechapel High Street, created by our own architects, ARU, and has access to the Graduate Centre, designed by renowned architect, Daniel Libeskind. Students benefit from the course's central London location and its close proximity to its internationally renowned creative and industry hubs. The School's extensive networks encourage graduates of the course to expand their knowledge and skills through lectures, events and careers advice, leaving them with excellent career prospects.

You can watch a video of our course leader Nate Kolbe talking all about the Professional Diploma in Architecture here.

And you can watch a video of Professor Robert Mull giving an introduction to the Professional Diploma in Architecture (RIBA Part 2) here.

Modules

Core modules include:

  • Advocacy: Design Beyond Aesthetics
  • Applied Technology in Architecture
  • Design Level 4 Process and Proposal

Option modules include:

  • Cinema and the City
  • Concepts of Space
  • Economics of Place

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.

Fees and funding

UK students
View the course page on the London Met website for fee information
International students
View the course page on the London Met website for fee information

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

full time
24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
admissions@londonmet.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7133 4202