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London South Bank University: RIBA Professional Practice Part 3

Institution London South Bank University
Department Architecture
Study type Taught


The RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 course is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ academic study and professional experience.

The course builds on the professional experience and knowledge students have gained over this period, and is intended to assist them acquire the appropriate skills, awareness and abilities to demonstrate professional competence and integrity.

The course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects; successful students can apply for registration as an architect with the ARB and for chartered membership of the RIBA.

Professional architectural practice is being provided through a diverse and increasingly broad range of activities, frequently with conflicting demands. Architects must be able to navigate through the wide spectrum of legislative, regulatory, statutory and commercial constraints, and act ethically and with integrity to provide and communicate appropriate and effective professional services to clients, stakeholders and the wider society.

The RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 course helps students to be aware of, reflect on and act in accordance with these disparate aspects, in support of their architectural aspirations and skills.

Why take the RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 at LSBU?

Individual or multiple lectures can be taken for CPD, subject familiarisation or refreshment, without taking the exam.

Established and informed Professional Practice course and examination, commended by the RIBA.

Variety in teaching and support: 20+ lectures by experts and practitioners, group and one-to-one tutorials, peer-learning and review, exam preparation, interactive role-play and simulated professional interviews.

Smaller cohort sizes promoting and facilitating greater engagement and participation with the course team, invited lecturers and other students on the course.

Support in professional experience including PEDR monitoring.

Part-time course that can be completed in 10 months, subject to appropriate employment experience, and achievement of appropriate standards through examination.

Professional Qualification

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