Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Professional Practice Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption)

Kingston University

12 months
9170 GBP/year
4180 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Professional Practice Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) course at Kingston University is the last stage of the formal education required to register as an architect in the UK. It focuses on the legal, procedural, professional and managerial competencies needed to engage in architectural practice as an independent and reflective practitioner.


The Professional Practice Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3 Exemption) course at Kingston University consolidates your existing skills and learning. You will gain core legal, procedural, professional, business and managerial competencies. There is an emphasis is on developing the professional knowledge and judgement required for reflective practice. The course is one of continuous assessment over an extended period and gives you opportunities to critically evaluate your professional experience. You will be assessed solely by coursework, there are no exams.


This course is a part-time course designed for candidates who are working in practice. Your professional relationship to the industry and contemporary work experience is an important element of this. Course leaders and tutors are experienced architects and expert guest speakers present lectures on a regular basis, ensuring your learning is relevant to the real world.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Law and the Professional
  • Professional Services and Business Management
  • Building Procurement and the Management of Projects
  • Critical awareness of the concepts of professionalism and of a profession
  • Development of statutory frameworks in the construction and development industries

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, applications will close when the course is full.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have:

  • ARB/RIBA Parts 1 and 2 or exemptions;
  • a minimum of 13 months of approved, logged experience, preferably in the UK;
  • a high level of commitment to the course and support from your employer; and
  • a good level of written and spoken English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9170 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4180 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4180 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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