Kingston University: Professional Practice in Architecture (Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionKingston University View institution profile
Department Architecture and Landscape
Telephone 0844 855 2177
Study type Taught


This course 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 course covers the criteria specified by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for Part 3.

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Company sponsorship. Employers may make contribution towards course fees.

1 course option

Qualification Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants must have: ARB/RIBA Part 2 or exemption from it; a minimum of 13 months of approved, logged experience, preferably in the UK; support from your employer; a good level of written and spoken English. If you have completed your architectural education outside the UK, you will need to satisfy the Architects Registration Board (ARB) that your academic qualifications are the equivalent of ARB Part 2, before being admitted to the course. All non-UK applicants require academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.


Critical evaluation of professional experience (including specific case studies), a career appraisal, professional interview, scenario-based papers, individual and group assignments, and reflective summary.


Compulsory modules: Law and the professional; professional services and business management; building procurement and the management of projects; critical practice.

Location Knights Park
Grange Road
Kingston upon Thames


EU 3180 GBP for Year 1
England 3180 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 3180 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 3180 GBP for Year 1
Wales 3180 GBP for Year 1
International 7975 GBP for Year 1

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