Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture Professional Practice

Overview

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.

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

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.

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.

What you'll study on this Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture degree course

Core modules

  • Topical Research Project (30 credits)
  • Practice Management, Law and Contract (30 credits)
  • Professional Experience and Practice (60 credits)

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • study groups
  • self-directed learning

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework

You'll be able to test your knowledge and skills informally before submitting assignments that count towards your final mark. You'll get feedback on assessments so you can improve in 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
Professional Practice Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Qualifications or experience

  • Professional status in Surveying, Architecture or Civil Engineering from a UK institution. RIBA part 1 and 2 are essential for entry.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0

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