De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Architectural Practice

The course has been developed to allow you to reflect on the changing nature of practice in architecture, through study, as well as preparing you for registration and chartership. The programme offers eligibility for registration as an architect in the UK through the architects registration board (ARB), after passing exams which give exemption from the royal institute of British architects (RIBA) examination in professional practice, commonly known as part 3.

Entry requirements

ARB/RIBA part 1 and 2 exemption; applicants should be in full time work in a practice with an ARB registered architect. Students are automatically enrolled on the PEDR course, provided they can show they have 8 PEDR sheets completed by the time they take the professional interview in November. 4 of which must be post part 2. Qualified architects and built environment professionals can take 1 or more of the study modules for continuing professional development (CPD) but are not candidates for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma or RIBA part 3 exemption. Candidates whose 1st language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. English language tuition, delivered by our British council accredited centre for English language learning, is available both before and throughout the course.

Course modules

Modules include: marketing, management and practice; building contracts; architect and law.

Assessment methods

Work assignments relating to the study units: an exam taken in students workplace (practice paper) and a documentary submission comprising practical training record (log book/PEDR); case study; evaluation of practical experience and an employers report; this culminates in the professional interview.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time block-release £ 1,800 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time block-release £ 1,800 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

Key information

DMU Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0116 250 6070