London South Bank University

London South Bank University

RIBA Part 3

This popular and highly renowned course has been running for over thirty years. The course offers a rigorous and ethical professional practice course designed to be compatible with a range of business models and scales architects' offices.

The course consists of a series of 18 evening lectures held weekly starting at 6.30 pm on Wednesdays. During the course, students are tutored on a one to one basis in the preparation of their 10,000 word Case Study, their 2,000 word Career Evaluation and their PEDR (the professional experience development record), monitored by the part 3 course director.

The part 3 course is validated by the RIBA, and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board. Appropriately qualified candidates who pass the part 3 Professional Practice Examination (and have a minimum of two years eligible professional experience) are eligible to apply to the Architects Registration Board to register as architects, and join the Royal Institute of British Architects as a chartered member.

Candidates who do not have a recognised Part 2 in Architecture may wish to do the taught course as a CPD activity, and improve their knowledge of professional practice in the UK. In this instance, they will not be eligible to apply for RIBA part 3 examination

Entry requirements

Suitable for UK students of architecture who have passed both recognised RIBA parts 1 and 2, and have completed eligible professional practice as part of their degree and postgraduate qualification - or, for overseas students/architects, who have an Architects Registration Board (ARB) recognition of equivalency of non-UK qualifications to both RIBA parts 1 and 2.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Professional Qualification Part-time September 2016 - 12 months
Professional Qualification Part-time September 2017 - 12 months

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