Taught course

Architecture Postgraduate Diploma (RIBA Part III)

University of Westminster · Architecture

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have RIBA Parts 1 and 2. You must have RIBA Parts 1 and 2 from a recognised school of architecture or have normally successfully passed the ARB assessment for RIBA Parts 1 and 2.

Months of entry


Course content

The Diploma is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ education and professional development. The content of the course and each module builds on the professional experience and knowledge that you will have gained over this period.

The course can be completed in 12 to 24 months, according to employment circumstances. Graduates of the course receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Professional Practice and can apply for registration with ARB, and for Chartered membership of the RIBA. On this course, you will take modules totalling 120 credits.

Lecture sessions will be delivered in a multi-mode format including online webcast allowing you to watch online from your workplace or home, or attend the campus when it reopens. All lectures are recorded enabling you to catch up in your own time or watch them again.

Subject to approval from the Architects Registration Board (ARB), we will be conducting the orals online for the foreseeable future.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with 6.5 in all components.

Fees and funding

UK students
£600 per 20-credit module
International students
£600 per 20-credit module

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7911 5000