University of Bath Part 3

University of Bath Part 3

University of Bath

PG Certificate Professional Practice – RIBA part 3

Professional purpose

This programme is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as conferring exemption from the Part 3 examinations of the RIBA, and is formally prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the purpose of admission to the Register of Architects. Admission to the Register is mandatory for all persons who wish to carry on business under the name, style or title containing the word ‘architect’.

Successful graduates from the programme will be able to obtain statutory registered status with the ARB and attain Chartered membership of the RIBA.

The programme is unconditionally validated by the RIBA and prescribed by the ARB.


The emphasis is on an intensive, integrated, practice-based approach to the management of the practice of architecture.

The programme provides the opportunity for eligible candidates to qualify to practice within the profession within 12 months of commencing the course.

Who should apply?

All candidates wishing to register onto the programme must have already completed an established programme in architecture and gained a validated Part 1 and Part 2 degree qualification at a recognised university/institution within the UK.

Further programme details

Semester 1 (October 2017 – January 2018)

Registration and introductory seminar – Thursday 5 October 2017, 10am-4.30pm
Case study workshop – Thursday 2nd November 2017, 10am – 4pm

Semester 2 (February 2018 – March 2018)

Taught lecture course – Monday 19 March 2018 – Friday 23 March 2018
Revision seminar – Thursday 3 May 2018, 10am-4pm
Written examinations – Wednesday 16 May 2018 (am) and Thursday 17 May 2018 (am)

Summer Period (June 2018 – September 2018)

Documentary submission – Monday 13 August 2018
Final oral examinations – Thursday 13 September 2018 and Friday 14 September 2018

Further information

Individual tutorials will be arranged from January to June at a time and place to suit the Director of Studies and the candidate. Wherever possible, one tutorial will be held at the candidate’s Practice. Other tutorials will be arranged at the University or at the candidate’s Practice.

All formal teaching sessions and examinations will take place at the University of Bath. Applicants must be able to attend all sessions.