Since January 2012 the Bartlett has been offering two new part-time Postgraduate Diploma Part 3 programmes (for UK and non-UK educated applicants) to meet the revised ARB/RIBA regulations for Professional Criteria and Experience in Architecture:
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3)
Applicants must have already obtained UK ARB/RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 exemption or ARB Part 1 and 2 through the ARB Prescribed Examination.
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB Part 3)
This is for non-UK applicants, who may have obtained RIBA Part 1 and/or Part 2 at outside UK or have architectural or built environment qualifications from non-UK Schools, and have yet to obtain Part 1 and/or Part 2 through the ARB Prescribed Examination.
The programmes enable candidates to acquire and demonstrate the
knowledge, skill and judgement in professional practice and management that is
required of a UK registered architect.
The year planners and lecture timetable for 2016 is now available.
The Part 3 Handbook for 2016 will be released in due course. Please refer to this year's handbook for course information as next year's course will be very similar.
We are now now inviting applications for the following programmes:
Please complete either the application form for the Full Course or registration form for the Lecture Only course and email your application to Bartlett-Part3@ucl.ac.uk :
• The Full Course leading to the Part 3 qualification. Fees: £3000
• The Lecture Only Course. Fees: £800
Lectures Only Programme 2016
Candidates wishing to attend the 2016 Lecture Only course are welcome to register for this now by completing the above form. There are no entry requirements. A Certificate of Attendance is issued upon completion. We will invoice you for fees before the start of course on 12 January 2016. Lectures run from January to May and are normally on a Tuesday evening 6-9pm with four all day Friday lectures, the timetable will be available in due course.
ARB/ RIBA Part 3 Full Course 2016
Candidates applying for the Part 3 Full Course are asked to provide the following supporting information:
- A professional CV in the form of a document you would send to a potential employer, giving educational qualifications and employment history.
-1000 Word Reflective Resume; write an essay providing us with an insight into your learning and professional development in your educational context. In addition you should give a detailed account of your experience in practice; e.g. types of project, values, work-stages, contracts and your role. You should reflect on your professional development through practice.
- 300 Word Proposal of your Critical Analysis Report (CAR), see CAR Fact Sheet for further information on the CAR. For the proposal we are looking for basic information: Type of building, location, proposed work, type of contract, anticipated dates on site / completion, your level of involvement and anything else you might like to include.
Please note that the application procedures for the ARB Part 3 and ARB/RIBA Part 3 full course are identical, as is the course. There are two different awards - depending on the status of your ARB Part 1 / 2 at the time of taking the Part 3.
The deadline for applications is 1 December 2015, however late applications may be considered. We will be reviewing applications as we receive them and places are filled on a first come basis. Successful Full Course applicants may be invited to attend a preliminary meeting to discuss their application and case study proposal.
Applications will be acknowledged by email.
New Changes to the 2016 Full Course Application Process
We are currently undergoing some changes to our registration process. The Part 3 is a Bartlett School of Architecture part-time short-course, does not provide candidates with 'student' status while attending this course. We currently do not administer this program through the central UCL Portico Systems. However, we are currently reviewing this protocol and would like to bring to your attention that successful applicants may be required to go through some formalities upon gaining a place on the Full Course. UK Border Agency require all visitors to UCL to report to the Student Centre to present their passport / identity papers. We are currently awaiting further details, we appreciate your patience in this matter and will keep all new Part 3 candidates informed of any developments.
Full Course Entry Requirements
1. You need to ensure that the work you are currently carrying out will offer you the kind of experience that will enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and competence to practice in the UK. See the Part 3 criteria on the website.
2. While the criteria set out by the ARB/RIBA now enable greater flexibility as to how that competence is achieved, you will need to be exposed to the workings of Building Contracts.
3. You need to ensure that you have met the experience requirements as set out by the ARB/RIBA see website.
It’s not just about demonstrating the minimum required 24 months experience, but you need to demonstrate a good range of involvement at a position of responsibility typically across all work stages.
4. You will need to be able to complete a Critical Analysis Report (CAR) for a project (or two projects at different stages) which has been completed or nearly complete, you will have been actively engaged in the delivery of this project(s).
If you have any questions please contact the Professional Studies Office on:
Bartlett-Part3@ucl.ac.uk or 0203 108 9663
Please note our new address below.
These are Part-time taught modular programmes, starting in January, and comprising 6 five-week modules that can be completed over a 12, 18 or 24 month period. The first 5 modules follow the 5 topic areas identified by ARB/RIBA in their revised Criteria. On passing the five modules the candidate will present for a sixth module, which includes the individual oral examination.
Candidates are supported by an extensive lecture programme running from January to May (50 lectures, mostly evening, but some full-day friday).
In addition candidates will attend a minimum of four one-to-one tutorials, be encouraged to join study groups, engage in the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment and attend revision seminars.
- Module-based course work, including on-line open-book multi choice questions, essay papers, an office-based paper and group presentation
- Critical Appraisal Report - an in-depth analytical report of 8000 words
- Personal Development Appraisal
- Evidence of Professional Work Experience in line with ARB/RIBA current requirements
Please contact the Professional Studies Office for more information on course content.
Tutor and Part 3 Lecturer
Professional Studies Advisor
Applicants with UK qualifications
Applicants with ARB/RIBA Parts 1 and 2 applying for Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3) are required to complete the application form and submit a current cv and a 1000 word reflective resumé of professional experience to date.
Applicants with overseas qualifications
Applicants without ARB recognised Parts 1 and 2 applying for Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3) are required to complete an application form and submit a 1000 word reflective resume of their professional experience to date. Applicants for this course may also be required to attend interview.
Applicants with EU qualifications/EEA Registered Architects
EEA registered architects wishing to take the programme can do so at the discretion of the Director of Professional Studies. Guidance will be provided regarding the selection of the appropriate Part 3 programme.
(Candidates from EEA countries are strongly urged to obtain written confirmation from ARB and from the RIBA that their qualifications are recognised under the European Directive EEC85/384 before commencing the Part 3 programme)
EEA Registered Architects wishing to register their existing qualification with ARB in order to practise in the UK may also take the lectures-only without participating in any of the taught programme. This is also available to those EEA citizens who intend to register with ARB under Section 5 of the Architects Act 1997.
Examiners expect candidates to have a high standard of written and spoken English. All applicants to Bartlett courses whose first language is not English must be able to provide recent evidence that their command of spoken and written English is adequate for the programmes for which they have applied.
Professional Work Experience
To sit the examination, candidates must currently have a minimum of two years' (24 months) approved and monitored practical work experience in accordance with the regulations published by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Candidates are advised to check any changes to this requirement.
£3000 full fee.
This consists of:
£1500 Registration, lecture course and tutorials (due 28 February 2015)
£250 Individual module fee. Six modules in total, each invoiced upon commencement.
(Candidates can choose to pay a reduced full fee of £2900, settled by February 2015)
Professional Registration/Chartered Status
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3)
This programme has been Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board of the United Kingdom (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for exemption from its own examination as the final qualifying examination for the purposes of registration and Chartered status.
Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (ARB Part 3)
This programme has been Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board of the United Kingdom (ARB) for the programme to be Prescribed as the final qualifying examination for the purposes of registration (Part 3).