On this Final Examination in Professional Practice (Part 3) Architecture course at University of Portsmouth you will focus on important peripheral matters on the environment and sustainability, while gaining a broad understanding of the construction industry in social and economic terms and wider issues of practice and project management.

What You Will Experience?

On this course you will:

  • Debate and solve real-life case studies to apply your learning and make an effective contribution to your workplace
  • Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Tap in to our Library’s vast selection of electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with an internet connection


Once you’ve completed this course, you can apply for the Final Certificate in Architecture, which carries the Part 3 award (recognised by the ARB and the RIBA). To be eligible you must hold RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 qualifications and have the minimum required practical training documented in the Professional Experience and Development Record. Achieving this Part 3 award will enable you to join the register of architects held by the ARB and will lead to many opportunities within the architectural profession.


Architects Registration BoardRoyal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topical Research Project
  • Practice Management, Law and Contract
  • Professional Experience and Practice

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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

  • Professional status in Surveying, Architecture or Civil Engineering from a UK institution. RIBA part 1 and 2 are essential for entry. A case study project is required.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2230 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2230 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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