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Postgrad Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3)

Overview

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.

2016 Course

Applications have now closed for the 2016 course.

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.

2015 Part 3 Brochure

2015 Part 3 Handbook


2016 Lecture Timetable

2016 Module Guide

2016 Tutorial Planner

ARB/ RIBA Part 3 Full Course 2017

Please register your interest for the courses starting in 2017 by emailing Bartlett-Part3@ucl.ac.uk

Candidates wishing to apply 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.

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.

Structure

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.

Assessment

  • 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 

Content

Please contact the Professional Studies Office for more information on course content.

Staff

Susan Ware
Director of Professional Studies
Sub Dean and Faculty Tutor
Professional Studies Advisor

Katy Wood
Tutor and Part 3 Lecturer
Professional Studies Advisor

Simon Pilling
Tutor and Part 3 Lecturer
Professional Studies Advisor

Applying

Applying

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.

Language Requirement

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.

2015 Fees

£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)

Opportunities

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).