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  Architectural Practice PGDip (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption)


University of Greenwich    School of Design

Part time September, January PGDip 1 to 5 Years Part Time, Flexible Learning
Architecture, Building & Planning (3) Business & Management (5)

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Are you ready to take the final step towards becoming a qualified architect? Look no further than our part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice (PGDip), offering exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 3 exams. Delve into the intricacies of architectural practice, exploring topics such as the architect's role in society and architectural management. Engage in critical self-reflection through a Janus paper, shaping your future development. Taught in our state-of-the-art Stockwell Street Building by industry experts, this course provides a flexible study option spanning up to 5 years. With a focus on contemporary architecture, you'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in the professional world. To qualify, you must hold Part 1 and Part 2 qualifications recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Join us and unlock your potential to become a registered architect in the UK.

About the course

Our part-time postgraduate diploma (PGDip) in Architectural Practice will bring you to the final stage of your training, preparing you for the realities of architectural practice.

The architectural practice course is rooted in the description, explanation and analysis of current professional practice, pushing you to examine and debate your own methods of working. You'll cover areas including the architect and society, architectural management, and a Janus paper where you review your experience and consider your future development. Applicants are usually engaged in full-time architectural practice in the UK.

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Entry Requirements

You should have qualifications recognised by Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1 and Part 2 levels.

Applications are welcomed throughout the year but please ensure that you apply by end of July for September entry and by end of November for January entry. If the applicant’s circumstances demand it, offer of places can be held over to the next entry point.

Applicants are asked to complete a 1-page questionnaire concerning their employment and professional development to date.

Applicants may be invited to an interview, although this can usually be conducted in person or online.


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