University of Greenwich: Architectural Practice (Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip)

InstitutionUniversity of Greenwich View institution profile
Department Architecture and Landscape
Study type Taught


This course brings students to the final stage of their architectural training. Upon successful completion, students can apply to join the UK's register of architects. The programme is rooted in the description, explanation and analysis of aspects of current professional practice. It also demands that students examine and debate their own methods of working in the light of taught input. Consequently, applicants should normally be engaged in full-time architectural practice in the UK and be fully prepared to share their experience with their fellow students. The viva included in this programme is held at the culmination of studies where the candidate demonstrates to examining professionals that they have fully benefited and learnt from their prior professional experience.

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Qualification Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

Applicants should have: ARB part 1 and part 2 (Architects Registration Board); applicants should normally be engaged in full-time architectural practice in the UK.


Students are assessed through: Four written papers; presentations; an essay evaluating the student's professional development; a case study on an office project; a viva (a professional interview with experienced examiners).


Compulsory modules: The architect and society; architectural management 1; architectural management 2; legal framework; the case study; the Janus paper; the viva voce.

Location Greenwich Maritime Campus
Old Royal Naval College
Park Row
SE10 9LS


EU 3000 GBP for Whole course
England 3000 GBP for Whole course
Northern Ireland 3000 GBP for Whole course
Scotland 3000 GBP for Whole course
Wales 3000 GBP for Whole course

University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich is in the top 3% of universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018) and has over 125 years’ experience in providing quality education. We welcome international students from more than 160 countries to our three campuses in and around London.  

We currently have 37,433 registered students worldwide, including 7,035 postgraduates, 48% of whom are male and 52% are female. We have 67,000 international alumni and provide  a range of international student societies and groups. 

We hold four Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education, nine Times ...

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