Kingston University

Kingston University

Professional Practice in Architecture

This course constitutes the period of architectural education where students are required to address the legal, procedural, professional and managerial competencies needed to engage in architectural practice as an independent and reflective practitioner. Graduation from this course represents the completion of the initial period of formal architectural education and the attainment of the minimum level of competence expected of an architect registered in the UK.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have: ARB/RIBA Part 2 or exemption from it; a minimum of 13 months of approved, logged experience, preferably in the UK; a high level of commitment to the course and support from your employer; and a good level of written and spoken English. If you have completed your architectural education outside the UK, you will need to satisfy the Architects Registration Board (ARB) that your academic qualifications are the equivalent of ARB Part 2, before being admitted to the course. All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Course modules

Modules include: Work-based professional experience; the context of architecture; the management of architecture; business management and administration; the management of construction; integrative project; work-based professional experience based on part 1 experience.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a critical evaluation of your professional experience, including specific case studies; professional interview; scenario-based papers; group assignments.

Sponsorship information

Company sponsorship. Employers may make contribution towards course fees.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (home fees) 11 months
PgDip Part-time £ 6,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 11 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Knights Park Kingston upon Thames KT1 2QJ South East

Key information

Applicant Services
Telephone number: 
0844 855 2177