• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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

Accreditation

The Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice (PG Dip) is a qualification leading to exemption from the ARB/RIBA Part III examinations. Successful candidates gain eligibility to join the register at the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) and chartered membership with the RIBA.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

This course is not suitable for international students.

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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