Taught course

RIBA Professional Practice

London South Bank University · Architecture and Design
RIBA Part 3

Entry requirements

Employment in architectural practice, 2.2 UK honours degree in Architecture from a RIBA recognised school of Architecture. Subject to interview with degree portfolio.

Months of entry


Course content

The RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 course is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ academic study and professional experience. The course builds on the professional experience and knowledge students have gained over this period, and is intended to assist them acquire the appropriate skills, awareness and abilities to demonstrate professional competence and integrity. The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects; successful students can apply for registration as an architect with the ARB and for chartered membership of the RIBA. Professional architectural practice is being provided through a diverse and increasingly broad range of activities, frequently with conflicting demands. Architects must be able to navigate through the wide spectrum of legislative, regulatory, statutory and commercial constraints, and act ethically and with integrity to provide and communicate appropriate and effective professional services to clients, stakeholders and the wider society. The RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 course helps students to be aware of, reflect on and act in accordance with these disparate aspects, in support of their architectural aspirations and skills.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • RIBA Part 3
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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