Architecture: Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA 3) – PG Cert


Why study this course?

This practice-based course will prepare you for managing architectural projects and is the final step toward registration as an architect in the UK.

More about this course

The course is designed to ensure high standards in the professional practice of architecture and to give you the opportunity to extend your area of competence. It focuses on the design process but tempers this concern with the knowledge and experience needed for ideas to become reality in a way that is ethical, economical, efficient and legal.

Students are recruited from a wide range of design professions in the construction industry. The teaching will examine critical events in your own work experience, that of other course members and of the profession at large. The course will also encourage you to feel confident with higher levels of professional responsibility. Our students have had considerable successes in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s medals.

You’ll benefit from the course’s central London location and its close proximity to its internationally renowned creative and industry hubs. The School’s extensive networks encourage graduates of the course to expand their knowledge and skills through lectures, events and careers advice, leaving them with excellent career prospects.

Each year various professional bodies and practitioners contribute to the lecture programme and activities. Current contributors include representatives from The Architects Registration Board, Assael Architecture Ltd, DRDH Architects, Karakusevic-Carson Architects, 5-Plus Architects and Keith Williams Architects.

The formal title of this course is Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture (RIBA 3). This is what will be shown on the certificate and transcript.

Please note, this is a year-long course that runs a choice of six or 12-month pathways to suit each individual.


Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

RIBA 3 (core, 60 credits)

Where this course can take you

RIBA Part 3 and subsequent registration with the Architects Registration Board (ARB) allow you to practise with the title of architect in the United Kingdom and European community.