Architecture, building and planning
Joining the industry
Architects, building conservationists and environmental designers play a vital role in the construction industry.
With environmental design and building conservation it is often a case of specialising after completing a built environment degree.
There is no postgraduate option for qualifying as an architect - to achieve professional status you'll have to take a seven-year course, as prescribed by the Architecture Registrations Board (ARB) and accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
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Reognised courses and Royal Institute of British Architects accredited institutions
To qualfiy as an architect all students must undertake a five-year undergraduate degree which is split into two parts, each of which proceed a year of professional experience.
Courses from Birmingham School of the Built Environment; Oxford Brookes Department of Architecture and Department of Real Estate and Construction; Nottingham Trent University.
For an architect, cpd is an important part of a career. Most professional bodies, including regional associations, will have resources to help you further your career and broaden your prospects in the industry.