University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Professional Design Practice

This course provides a combined study of the latest issues regarding legislation, contracts, management and practice within the architecture profession. It aims to modernise your outlook and judgement regarding management of architectural practice, the design and procurement of building processes and the operational relationships between the architect, client, contractor and associated bodies.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree in interior design, interior architecture and design, architecture or a related subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. A portfolio of professional work may be required. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Course modules

Core modules include: Project management; practice management; topical research. Optional modules include: Materials and products and professional experience and practice; research methods and thesis.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on the course work you complete, this could include: essays, thesis projects, design projects, reflective journals and portfolios. One of the optional units (professional experience and practice) also includes a written examination, which is designed to test your knowledge of professional practice and processes, your ability to apply knowledge in practice and the quality of your professional judgements.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time - 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,300 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2421