Architecture (Professional Practice) PgDip
Key Course Facts
On this programme, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the legal and economic aspects of architectural practice and construction procurement, and the related skills necessary to practice effectively on entry into the architectural profession.
On this Diploma programme, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the legal and economic aspects of architectural practice and construction procurement, and the related skills necessary to practice effectively on entry into the architectural profession.
The programme is designed to be undertaken whilst in full-time employment within an architectural practice or related construction industry organisation. It is taught by blended learning methods using the internet (including on-line seminars and tutorials), normally supplemented by short on-site courses (but see ‘how will I be taught’ for special provisions for 20/21). The full-time version is a fast track route allowing completion within nine months.
The Diploma is prescribed by the ARB in relation to entry on the register of architects, and validated by the RIBA as equivalent to the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice (the Part 3). The previous incarnation of this Diploma course, which ran until 2016/17 received commendations from successive RIBA Visiting Boards including from the latest, in July 2016, where it was commended for its ‘breadth, depth and rigour’.
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Architects Registration Board (ARB)
Entry Requirements / Admissions
Requirements for international students / English requirements
IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)
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Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|Takeaways / food deliveries||£30|
|Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food)||£24|
|Holidays and weekend trips||£78|
|Transport within city||£17|
|Self-care / sports||£20|
|Stationary / books||£13|
|Mobile phone / internet||£13|
|Cable TV / streaming||£7|
|Average student cost of living||£1092|
London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.
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About Cardiff University
Established in 1883, Cardiff University is located in the urban setting of the city of Cardiff, Wales. Some of the university’s most obvious advantages include world-leading research, a knowledgeable and proactive career services office, and the central location. Cardiff is a vibrant, modern city with a young and diverse population known for accepting people from all walks of life.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Architecture MA||University of Liverpool||74%||0%||0%||£9650||£20300||142||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Landscape Architecture with Urban Design with Professional Placement Year BA (Hons)||Birmingham City University||74%||0%||0%||£9250||£13200||142||Birmingham||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture RIBA 2 MArch MArch||London Metropolitan University||74%||0%||0%||£9250||£15576||142||London||On campus Full-time|
|Structural Engineering and Architecture with a Year in Industry MEng||The University of Sheffield||100%||2%||5%||£9250||£25670||164||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture with International Foundation Year BSc (Hons)||University of Reading||68%||0%||12%||£9250||£23700||133||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture Msci (Hons)||University College London||68%||0%||0%||£9250||£25800||174||London||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Architecture MArch MArch||University of Reading||68%||0%||0%||£9250||£22850||174||Reading||On campus Full-time|
|Architecture and Landscape BA (Hons)||The University of Sheffield||100%||0%||0%||£9250 £9250||£24450 £25670||187||Sheffield||On campus Full-time|
|Interior Architecture BA (Hons)||Liverpool John Moores University||61%||5%||6%||£9250||£16100||168||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Master of Architecture MArch||Ravensbourne University London||61%||5%||6%||£9250||£16500||168||London||On campus Full-time|