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Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (RIBA Part 3) PgCert

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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Architecture, Building & Planning

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    2 years part-time

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Tuition fees for students joining the course in 2019 are £2,000.

    If you are an international student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available.

  • Last Updated

    10 May 2019

About the course

This course will prepare you for undertaking Part 3 of the ARB/RIBA Examination in Architecture - the final stage of qualification as an Architect in the UK.

The course comprises a single module: Professional Practice and Management in Architecture, which focuses on application of the skills and knowledge required for the professional practice of architecture in today's society.

Whilst working in architectural practice, you will prepare a detailed Case Study of a project in which you have been involved and you will prepare a Personal Evaluation Report of your professional experience. The module includes a short course of full-time study at the University, during which lectures, tutorials and workshops will address the obligations and responsibilities of professional practice as an Architect in the UK.

The course concludes with an ‘Office-based Assignment’ in which you will be expected to demonstrate your competence, professional awareness, knowledge and ability in the contexts of the management architectural practice, the procurement of buildings and the supervision of building construction, and the legislation relating to Planning procedures and the construction of buildings in the UK, followed by a ‘viva voce’ examination conducted by a panel of professional architectural practitioners (referred-to as the ‘Professional Interview’).

Successful completion of the course leads to Registration as an Architect and Chartered Membership of the RIBA.

Course detail

Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

  •  Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

The course is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, practical workshops.

You will have the opportunity to reflect upon your own career development and report on an architectural project with which you have been involved.

Assessment is based upon: 

• completion of an RIBA Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR); 

• submission of a Case Study, a Personal Evaluation Report and a Professional CV; 

• a scenario-based assignment covering the subjects of Architectural Practice, Management and Law, undertaken in open-book conditions in your workplace; 

• a ‘viva voce’ Professional Interview.

What can I research?

Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities.Through research our staff remain up-to-date with the latest developments in their field, which means you have the opportunity to benefit and develop knowledge and skills that are current and highly relevant.

Research Centre

Centre for Urban Design, Architecture, and Sustainability (CUDAS)

Your career

We know you’re coming to university to undertake your course, meet new people and broaden your horizons. However, we also help you to focus on life after you have graduated to ensure that your hard work pays off and you achieve your ambition.  

So while you’re here (and even after you graduate) the Careers and Employability Service offer professional help, support and guidance, including industry-supported workshops, careers fairs and one-to-one guidance sessions. Find out more about the Service.

Professional links and accreditations

This course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) to provide exemption from Part 3 of the Examination in Architecture.

Career support

This course leads to registration as an Architect.

Further study

Following successful completion of the course, there are opportunities to progress onto research study such as your PhD.


Visit the Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (RIBA Part 3) PgCert page on the University of Huddersfield website for more details!

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