Cardiff University
Architecture (Professional Practice) PgDip
Cardiff University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in History

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of History at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £24000 £29000
25-75 percentile range £20500 - £27000 £18500 - £28500 £22500 - £36000


Salary of all UK Graduates of History

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24405 £22643 £27403
25-75 percentile range £20545 - £28120 £17457 - £28376 £20781 - £35411

Course Description

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 or distance learning methods using the internet.

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 course has received commendations from three successive RIBA Visiting Boards including from the latest, in July 2021, when it was commended for ‘its synthesis of academic rigour and practice’.

Accreditations

  • Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
  • Architects Registration Board (ARB)

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Architecture (Professional Practice) PgDip at Cardiff University

20% Administrative occupations
18% Sales occupations
9% Finance Professionals
7% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Business and Financial Project Management Professionals
5% Protective service occupations
4% Elementary occupations
4% Information Technology Professionals
4% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
4% Business and public service associate professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • MBA

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Architecture (Professional Practice), PgDip, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Typically, you will need to have the qualifications prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) at Part 1 and Part 2 and a minimum of 12 months professional experience compliant with ARB requirements. For further information regarding entry requirements, please visit the course page on our website: **https:**//www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/architecture-professional-practice-pgdip-full-time **https:**//www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/architecture-professional-practice-pgdip-part-time **https:**//www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/architecture-professional-practice-pgdip-full-time-distance-learning-1-year **https:**//www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught/courses/course/architecture-professional-practice-pgdip-part-time-distance-learning-2-years

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
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
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
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.

University Rankings

Positions of Cardiff University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Cardiff University in related subject specific rankings.

Architecture, Building & Planning

    • #1 
    • #2 
    Architecture
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 09 September, 2023]
    • #1 
    • #5 
    Architecture
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]
    • #157 
    Architecture
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Field
    [Published 22 July, 2023]

See all 33 university rankings of Cardiff University

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.

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