Architectural Professional Practice

Postgraduate Diploma
12 months
2000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


This Architectural Professional Practice from Leeds Beckett University leads to exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 3 examinations.

Visit the official programme website for more information


Upon successful Architectural Professional Practice from Leeds Beckett University , you will be eligible to join the ARB register and apply for chartered membership with RIBA. The term architect is a protected title and can only be used by ARB-registered architects in legal jurisdictions extended to or agreed by ARB. The course is relevant to the UK and the EU and has variable transferability beyond the UK and its territories, where the relevant law of the land has precedent.

You will benefit from a flexible learning programme comprising a series of concentrated study blocks, an office-based examination (where you are employed) and a professional interview. We have close relationships with established practitioners, academics and leading consultants, who will provide exposure to a wide range of topical issues in contracts, law, economics and management.


As a graduate, you will be able to gain the title and function of architect in the UK/EU via the registration or licensing bodies. Professional registration allows you endorsing privileges, legal title and status, as well as access to the professional market. As a fully qualified architect registered with the ARB, you will be able to secure employment with architectural practices, join a partnership or start your own practice.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Experience & Development Record & Professional Interview
  • Personal Dvelopment Appraisal & Curriculum Vitae
  • Case Study
  • Professional Practice Examination
  • Contract Administration Examination

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

Applicants should either have an ARB/RIBA accredited Part Two qualification or a Part 2 qualification awarded through the ARB Assessment Panel and be in employment that is capable of satisfying the PEDR Categories of Experience requirements

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    2000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Architectural Professional Practice
Leeds Beckett University