Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Architecture (Professional Practice Architecture)

Course provides exemption from Royal Institute of British Architects' final examination part 3.

Entry requirements

BSc in architecture or a similar qualification from an approved RIBA/ARB part 1 course at a recognised UK institution. Applicants must have also successfully completed the Queen's University Belfast BArch/MArch or any other approved RIBA part 2 course at a recognised UK institution. Applicants from other institutions must normally be able to demonstrate that they have taken and successfully completed professional studies type elements within their RIBA/ARB part 2 and part 2 courses to the satisfaction of the University. Professional experience at part 3 level normally required within UK jurisdiction. For the successful completion of this programme to have the status of part 3, international applicants must demonstrate through the ARB assessment process that they possess the equivalent qualifications for RIBA/ARB parts 1 and 2. Only then will a graduate of this programme be able to apply for registration with ARB and membership of the RIBA. International applicants who do not demonstrate that they possess the equivalent qualifications for RIBA/ARB parts 1 and 2 may be permitted to undertake the programme for personal, professional development purposes only. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 taken with the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on the submission of validated tri-monthly professional experience and development record (PEDR) sheets for the 24-month, office-based experience; 2 written examination papers; an office-based case study; office-based assignment; curriculum vitae, personal evaluation of experience and an oral examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 3,466 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's University Belfast Belfast BT7 1NN Northern Ireland

Key information

Course Enquiries, School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
Telephone number: 
028 9097 4573/5631