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.

Entry requirements

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.

Due to changing circumstances as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we may need to make changes to courses to ensure your safety and to ensure compliance with Government guidelines. We'll provide you with as much notice as possible of any such changes. Your course leader will inform you of these. Changes may include things such as modules being taught in teaching block 2 instead of teaching block 1 and teaching activities occurring in smaller group sizes.

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.

Learning support

As well as support by faculty teaching staff and your personal tutor, you can use the University's Academic Skills Unit (ASK).

ASK provides one-to-one support in areas such as:

  • academic writing
  • note taking
  • time management
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills
  • referencing
  • working in groups
  • revision, memory and exam techniques

Teaching

Teaching on this course includes:

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

Term times

The academic year runs from September to June. There are breaks at Christmas and Easter.

It's divided into 2 teaching blocks and 2 assessment periods:

  • Teaching block 1 - September to December
  • Assessment period 1 - January (and early February for some courses in 2020/21 only)
  • Teaching block 2 - January to May (February to May for some courses in 2020/21 only)
  • Assessment period 2 - May to June

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.

Course costs

Tuition fees (2021 start)

UK, EU, International, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students (part time): £2,550

Tuition fees terms and conditions

Additional course costs

These course-related costs aren't included in the tuition fees. So you'll need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

Start your application by following the link below:

September 2021 start

Professional Practice Award
September Start
Part-time Study Mode
1 years Duration

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