Taught course

International Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture

Institution
University of Portsmouth · Portsmouth School of Architecture
Qualifications
Professional Skills Course

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Entry requirements

Professional status in Surveying, Architecture or Civil Engineering from a UK institution. RIBA part 1 and 2 are essential for entry. A case study project is required.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.
A case study project is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Overview

If you've studied architecture, surveying or civil engineering, and have completed RIBA parts 1 and 2, our International Professional Practice (part 3) Architecture course is the final step in becoming a professional architect.

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.

What you'll experience
  • 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
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, including thousands of books, electronic journals and newspapers
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.

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • study groups
  • discussions
  • debates
  • self-directed learning
How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework

You'll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Professional Skills Course
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Team
Email
admissions@port.ac.uk