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Professional Practice Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3 exemption) PgDip

Kingston University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Knights Park

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course is the last stage of the formal education you will need to register as an architect in the UK. It focuses on the legal, procedural, professional and managerial competencies needed to engage in architectural practice as an independent and reflective practitioner. The course covers the criteria specified by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for Part 3. The award offers a qualification prescribed by the ARB.

What you will study

The curriculum has been devised to support and inform your work-based professional experience, providing modules in law, professional practice and relevant management issues. You will undertake a variety of individual assignments throughout each module, however, you must supplement this learning with your work-based experience in practice. You will be provided with scenarios and taken through the progress of several projects. These will extend and test your knowledge base and its application. You will build on and further develop the knowledge, understanding and skills acquired during your first degree, subsequent graduate education and periods of work-based learning.

Teaching and assessment

You'll be assessed through coursework, enabling you to get a thorough grounding in the issues throughout the year. Assessment comprises coursework (eg essays, reports) Volumes of professional development and case studies, as well as the final viva. The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 8,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 59 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    113 57%

    41st

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    41st

    28

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