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Architecture - Professional Practice in Architecture: ARB-RIBA Part 3

This Postgraduate Certificate provides exemption from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

Final Examination Part III and is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the UK for the purposes of registration under the Architects Act 1997.

Why Queen's?
This programme is validated every four years by RIBA and prescribed every four years by the Architects Registration Board, ensuring compliance with the professional standards of the ARB, RIBA, the European Architects Directive and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.

Entry requirements

Entry is open to applicants who have successfully completed the Queen's University Belfast BSc in Architecture or a similar qualification from an approved RIBA/ARB Part 1 course in a recognised UK institution.

Applicants must have also successfully completed (i) the Queen's University Belfast BArch or MArch or (ii) any other approved RIBA Part 2 course in a recognised UK institution.

Applicants from other institutions must normally be able to demonstrate that they have taken and successfully completed Professional Studies type elements within their RIBA/ARB Part 1 and Part 2 courses to the satisfaction of the University.

Professional experience at Part 3 level normally required within UK jurisdiction. For the successful completion of this programme to have the status of Part 3 international applicants must demonstrate through the ARB assessment process that they possess the equivalent qualifications for RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2. Only then will a graduate of this programme be able to apply for registration with ARB and membership of the RIBA.

International applicants who do not demonstrate that they possess the equivalent qualifications for RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 may be permitted to undertake the programme for personal professional development purposes only.

As part of the application process you are required to complete the relevant questionnaire and upload with a current CV.

International Qualifications

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Additional Information For International Students
International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*taken within the last 2 years). For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

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Duration

1 year part-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Prospects
Part III is the final examination in an architect's education and the foundation for lifelong learning and development as a member of the architectural profession. Graduates who have successfully completed this programme are eligible for entry on to the register of architects with the ARB and chartered membership of RIBA.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Mr Tarla MacGabhann
School of Natural and Built Environment
Tel: 028 9097 4006
Email: t.macgabhann@qub.ac.uk
WWW: www.qub.ac.uk/schools/NBE/

Subjects taught

The Syllabus is in accordance with the RIBA/ARB criteria for validation and prescription at Part III level. The programme includes an introduction day and sandwich programme. For further details of the programme content, please contact the School.

Assessment method

Submission of validated tri-monthly PEDR (Professional Experience and Development Record) sheets for the 24-month, office-based experience; an office-based case study; office-based examination; CV, personal evaluation of experience and an oral examination.

To qualify for the Certificate, all students must pass all of the elements at a minimum threshold level to the satisfaction of the examiners. By the final examination at the end of this programme all students must have a minimum total of 24 months formally-recorded (PEDR or equivalent system) practical experience of which a minimum of 12 months must be in a UK-based architectural practice since graduating at Part II level.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research
There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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