Taught course

Professional Practice (Part Three)

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

Evidence of Part 1 and Part 2 qualifications or letters of equivalence from the ARB; professional experience; current employer’s reference.

Months of entry


Course content

The Part Three, Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of admission to the Register. Admission to the Register is mandatory for all persons who wish to carry on business under the name, style or title containing the word 'architect'. It is also the gateway to corporate membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
The Part Three course is designed as a test of candidates' understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as professionals to clients, employers, to the profession, to other members of the building team and to society.

Information for international students

Language requirement: IELTS 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent.  Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a pre-sessional English course or a combined offer (to include a pre-sessional English course and master’s degree).  To find out more please visit: http://www.bath.ac.uk/asc/for-future-students/index.html

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dyfed Griffiths (Director of Part 3 Studies) or the Graduate School
+44 (0) 1225 383185 or 386447