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Architectural Practice

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
1800 GBP/year
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice at the De Montfort University is a qualification leading to exemption from the ARB/RIBA Part III examination.

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Reasons to choose the Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice at the  De Montfort University :

  • Successful candidates gain eligibility to join the register at the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) and chartered membership with the RIBA
  • Reflect on the changing nature of professional practice, relevant legislation and alternative approaches to practice and management and the evolution of the professional architect
  • Develop your professional acumen in business organisation, management and commerce, marketing, advocacy, ethics and marketing, contracts and interpersonal skills
  • Benefit from a wide exposure to current issues in contracts, law, economic context and management
  • Study on a course that prepares you for registration and chartership
  • The new Vijay Patel building has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses

Graduate careers

If you successfully completed the Part 3 exam, you will normally qualify for registration as an architect through the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and for chartered status with RIBA. Students on the course have worked from the largest practices such as Foster Associates to small sole practitioners such as dm3 architecture

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practice, Management and Law
  • Case Study
  • Evaluation of Practical Experience (& PEDR)
  • Practice Paper Exam and Professional Interview

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must have ARB/RIBA Part 1 and 2 exemption.

  • You must also be in full-time work in a practice with an ARB registered architect.
  • You will automatically be enrolled on the PEDR course.  You are required to have at least eight PEDR sheets completed by the time you take the professional interview in November; four of which must be post-part 2.
  • The qualification leads to access in the UK register with title and access to market. Please note that the qualification may have no bearing on registration in a legal jurisdiction other than the UK.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

This course is not suitable for international students.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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