Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption)

12 months
5000 GBP/year
3100 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Our part-time Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) degree at University of Greenwich will bring you to the final stage of your training, preparing you for the realities of architectural practice.


The Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) course from University of Greenwich is rooted in the description, explanation and analysis of current professional practice, pushing you to examine and debate your own methods of working. 

You'll cover areas including the architect and society, architectural management, and a Janus paper where you review your experience and consider your future development. Applicants are usually engaged in full-time architectural practice in the UK.

What you should know about this course

  • This course is designed to create professionals who have the knowledge, drive and determination to succeed in the world of contemporary architecture.
  • You can begin the course in January or September. The concluding viva voce examinations (professional interviews) are also held twice a year.
  • This flexible course can be completed in 1 year but you can easily extend to accommodate changes to your personal or professional circumstances (which many students do).
  • We encourage self-reflection, professionalism, drive and determination to help you succeed in the contemporary world of architecture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Architect & Society 
  • Architectural Management 
  • Legal Framework 
  • The Case Study (PDAP) 
  • The VIVA (Professional Interview) PDAP 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We have no formal deadlines for applications submitted to the university, however, you should make sure to apply as soon as possible. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have qualifications recognised by Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1 and Part 2 levels.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3100 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for City of London

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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Architectural Practice (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption)
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