Taught course

RIBA Part 3

London South Bank University · Architecture and Design
RIBA Part 3

Entry requirements

Suitable for UK students of architecture who have passed both RIBA Parts 1 and 2 in Professional Practice as part of their degree and diplomas or, for overseas students/architects, Architects Registration Board (ARB) recognition of equivalency of qualifications to RIBA Parts 1 and 2. Overseas students ARB recognition of equivalency of qualifications to RIBA Parts 1 and 2.

Months of entry


Course content

This course in its new format of 18 weeks of lectures now runs once a year starting in September 2015. The course enjoyed good results in the 2013-14 session with success for 30 of the 38 candidates (79%).

The first lecture will be on 30th September 2015 which will lead to the Final Written Examination in on 18th May 2016, followed by the professional interview on 22nd and 23rd June 2016.

The Course consists of a series of 18 evening lectures held weekly starting at 6.30 pm on Wednesdays. During the course students are tutored on a one to one basis in the preparation of their 10,000 word Case Study and 2,000 word Career Evaluation and their PEDR, professional experience record, monitored by the Course Director.

All tutorials are by appointment and take place in the Tower Block, room T526 on Wednesdays throughout the year. During the last 2 to 3 months students are encouraged to join Study Groups to practice answering the immediate past papers. Four weeks before the written examinations there is an examination preparation seminar to guide students for the examination and by 'playing the contract game' acquaint them with the workings of a JCT contract.

The entry requirements for the course and examination are that candidates have already passed both Parts 1 and 2 at a UK university or the equivalent European or Overseas qualification ratified by ARB and will have at least 2 years post Part 2 experience properly recorded prior to sitting the examination.

This course has been running for over 30 years and is designed to be office friendly and not to break into the students working day other than for the tutorials and half day examination preparation seminar.

Also direct contact is available at the faculty office, Zakihra Begum, Tel 020 7815 7102 and with the course director, John Howe, Tel 020 7815 7148 or his mobile 07740 70 60 30 and by email begumrz@lsbu.ac.uk and jhoweassoc@aol.com.

The following firms have recently sponsored their staff on this course:

  • Foster and Partners;
  • EPR;
  • Hamiltons;
  • Hawkins/Brown;
  • Squire and Partners;
  • Allies and Morrison;
  • Broadway Malyan;
  • Sheppard Robson;
  • Terry Farrell;
  • Tangram;
  • Porphyrios Associates;
  • Grimshaw;
  • Fletcher Priest Architects;
  • and The Richard Rogers Partnership.

Information for international students

You must have an English language qualification before starting a programme of study at London South Bank University. Acceptable qualifications include IELTS Level 6.5 or TOEFL 580.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration

RIBA Part 3

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
+44 (0) 20 7815 7815