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 popular and highly renowned course has been running for over thirty years. The course offers a rigorous and ethical professional practice course designed to be compatible with a range of business models and scales architects’ offices.

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, their 2,000 word Career Evaluation and their PEDR (the professional experience development record), monitored by the part 3 course director.

The part 3 course is validated by the RIBA, and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board. Appropriately qualified candidates who pass the part 3 Professional Practice Examination (and have a minimum of two years eligible professional experience) are eligible to apply to the Architects Registration Board to register as architects, and join the Royal Institute of British Architects as a chartered member.

Candidates who do not have a recognised Part 2 in Architecture may wish to do the taught course as a CPD activity, and improve their knowledge of professional practice in the UK. In this instance, they will not be eligible to apply for RIBA part 3 examination.

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
UK/EU £2,450
International students

Please use our online tuition fees checker at: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

RIBA Part 3

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Office
+44 (0) 20 7815 7815