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Qualifications or experience: Professional status in Surveying, Architecture or Civil Engineering from a UK institution. RIBA part 1 and 2 are essential for entry.
Months of entry
If you've studied architecture, surveying or civil engineering, and have completed RIBA parts 1 and 2, our Final Examination in Professional Practice (part 3) Architecture course is the final step in becoming a professional architect.
Once you’ve completed this course, you can apply for the Final Certificate in Architecture (Part 3), which is recognised by the ARB and RIBA. You must already have RIBA Parts 1 and 2, as well as the minimum required practical training, documented in your Professional Experience and Development Record. With your Final Certificate in Architecture, you'll be eligible to join the register of architects held by the ARB.
What you'll experience
On this course, you'll:
- Debate and resolve real-life case studies
- Complete a case study of a live project, relevant to your current professional role
- Study Practice Management, Law and Contract, as set out in the ARB/RIBA syllabus
- Use your professional judgement and problem-solving skills to develop your professional experience and practice
- Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
- Use our design studios, featuring advanced architectural computer facilities, CNC milling machine, laser cutting machines, a virtual reality suite and professional printers
- Use our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, including thousands of books, electronic journals and newspapers
- You can also do this course as a degree apprenticeship.
Careers and opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll have the skills and knowledge to start your career as a professional architect, working either in the UK or abroad. You'll have opportunities in both the public and private sectors, or you could choose to start your own architectural practice.
Career opportunities include:
- Architectural design
- Interior design
- Landscape architecture
- Urban design & master planning
- Architectural technology
- Project Management
- Construction Management
What you'll study on this Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture degree course
You'll turn theory into practice, by studying case studies of live projects that are relevant to your job. You'll also learn alongside others in seminars, that will take place over 3 days.
Core units include:
- Topical Research Project
- Practice Management, Law and Contract
- Professional Experience and Practice
We use the best and most current research and professional practice alongside feedback from our students to make sure course content is relevant to your future career or further studies.Therefore, some course content may change over time to reflect changes in the discipline or industry.
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies. When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the architecture industry. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
You'll learn about current practice issues, legal and building legislation, and contractual issues in the industry, as well as improving your knowledge of the environment and sustainability, the social and economic side of the construction industry, and honing your practice and project management skills.
When you graduate, you'll be able to apply for the Final Certificate in Architecture (Part 3) ARB/RIBA and practise as a qualified architect.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- RIBA Part 3
- part time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
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