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The Bartlett offers several professional studies courses for graduates at various stage of their architectural training.

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ARB/RIBA Part 3 – Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture

Part 3 Professional Qualification Programmes

The Bartlett offers two Part 3 awards, each award has different admissions criteria but all candidates follow the same programme and examination.

  • The Bartlett Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture – ARB/RIBA Part 3. This is available to applicants who have already obtained UK ARB/RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 exemption, or ARB Part 1 and 2 through the ARB Prescribed Examination, including applicants who have obtained Part 1 and/or Part 2 from RIBA-validated overseas schools.
     
  • The Bartlett Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture – ARB Part 3. This is available to non-UK applicants who have architectural or built environment qualifications from non-UK schools but have yet to obtain Part 1 and/or Part 2 through the ARB Prescribed Examination.

The Bartlett's Part 3 programmes can be taken over 12, 18 or 24 months. The programmes start in early January.

In 2016, The Bartlett's Part 3 programmes had a 90%+ pass rate.

Part 3 Lecture Only Course

EU Citizens who are registered architects in their home country and are registered under EEC Directive 85/384 or EU Directive 2002/0061/COD with ARB may wish to attend the Part 3 Lecture Only course in order to familiarise themselves with UK practice.

The Part 3 lecture course is also available to candidates who wish to take the examination at a school of architecture elsewhere in the UK or at a later date. Further details are in the Part 3 Lecture only section below.

2018 Course Application

Applications for the 2018 programme will open in late summer 2017. In the meantime, please see the 2017 Professional Studies Handbook and various guides below for overall information on the course structure and content (PDF, 4.2 MB): 

2017 Lecture Timetable (PDF, 407 KB): 

2017 Module Guide (PDF, 464 KB): 

2017 Tutorial Planner (PDF, 202 KB): 

Critical Analysis Report (CAR) Guidance (PDF, 232 KB):

Professional Development Analysis (PDA) Guidance: 

Structure

These are part-time modular programmes, starting in January and comprising six five-week modules that can be completed over a 12, 18 or 24-month period.

Candidates are supported by a programme of 50 lectures from January to May, one-to-one tutorials, study groups and revision seminars.

Staff

  • Susan Ware, Professor of Professional Practice in Architecture, Director of Professional Studies in Architectural Practice, Sub Dean and Faculty Tutor
  • Katy Wood, Senior Teaching Fellow, Tutor and Part 3 Lecturer
  • Kit Allsopp, Senior Teaching Fellow, Tutor
  • Jane Paterson, Senior Teaching Fellow, Professional Practice in Architecture
  • Other Professional Studies Advisors (PSAs) include Richard Brindley, Femi Oresanya, and Lucy Read

Applying

Applicants with UK qualifications:

Complete the application form and submit a current CV and a 1000-word reflective resumé of your professional experience to date.

Applicants with overseas qualifications:

Complete the application form and submit a current CV and a 1000-word reflective resumé of your professional experience to date. You may also be asked to attend an interview.

Candidates are exected to have a high standard of written and spoken English, and have a minimum of 24 months’ approved and monitored practical work experience, in line with the regulations published by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

The fee for the course in 2017 is £3000.

For more information please email the Professional Studies Office: Bartlett-Part3@ucl.ac.uk

Accreditation

Professional Registration/Chartered Status

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice & Management in Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part 3)

This programme has been Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board of the United Kingdom (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for exemption from its own examination as the final qualifying examination for the purposes of registration and Chartered status.

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and Management in Architecture (ARB Part 3)

This programme has been Prescribed by the Architects Registration Board of the United Kingdom (ARB) for the programme to be Prescribed as the final qualifying examination for the purposes of registration (Part 3).

Part 3 – Lectures Only

The Part 3 lecture course is also available separately from the Postgraduate Diploma Part 3 Programmes. It provides lectures that deliver the awareness, understanding and knowledge required by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for competence to practise. This course is available to anyone wishing to familiarise themselves with UK practice.

The course consists of around 40 lectures running between the beginning of January to mid-May. Topics covered include:

  • Professional Ethics
  • Historic Building Legislation
  • Planning
  • CDM Regulations
  • Contracts and Contract Law
  • Employment Law and Practice Management
  • Management Principles
  • Dispute Management
  • Insurance

The lectures are given by academics from various departments within UCL (including Architecture, Planning, Law and Management) and experts from external organisations and leading architectural practices (including ARB, RIBA, English Heritage, Sheppard Robson, CONSARC). The majority of lectures take place on Tuesday evenings between 6pm and 9pm. In addition there are monthly all day workshops that take place on Fridays.

The fee for attending the 2017 Lecture Only course is £800.

Candidates on the Part 3 Lectures Only course will have access to the Part 3 virtual learning environment where they will be able to download notes and presentations associated with the individual lectures. Attendees will also receive a bound hard copy of these notes at the end of the lecture series and a Certificate of Attendance. 

Anyone interested in attending the 2017 Lecture Course can apply using the form below or contact the Professional Studies Office:

Applying for the Lecture Only Course:

Applications for the 2018 Lecture Only Course will open in late summer 2017. 

Please see the 2017 Professional Studies Handbook for overall information on the course structure and content (PDF, 4.2 MB): 

Stage 2 – PEDR Monitoring

Following their Part 2 qualification, Architecture students must complete 12 months of work experience before they take their final ARB/RIBA Part 3 examination. The Stage 2 Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR) monitoring course provides the work experience supervision and monitoring to meet that requirement.

Assessment

Students are entitled to have their quarterly PEDR sheets signed by The Bartlett’s Stage 2 Professional Studies Advisor, and must attend a series of pre-Part 3 tutorials.

Fees

The Fee for Stage 2 PEDR Monitoring is £250 and can be paid via the UCL online store.

Applying

Please complete the Stage 2 Registration Form 2017-18 below, save it with your name and email it as an excel document to the Professional Studies Office and pay the fee at the UCL Online Store.

Please note this professional monitoring programme does provide you with student status.  

Stage 1 – Year Out

Year Out Tutor and Careers Advisor: Jessica In

This is a part-time short course for BSc Architecture (Part 1) graduates undertaking Stage 1 practical training experience. It provides a framework for students to record and analyse this first period of work experience so that it can count towards the 24 months’ experience required for professional qualification.

Assessment

Completion of one assignment and attendance at a minimum of two Year Out lecture days. There are also recall evenings, talks and social events.

Fees

The fee for the Stage 1 Year Out Programme is £250 and can be paid via the UCL online store.

Applying

The course is open to graduates from all universities, and early enrolment is strongly advised.

To register, download the document below and email it as an excel document to the Professional Studies Office and pay the accompanying fee at the UCL online store.

Please note this part-time short-course does not provide you with student status.   

ARB Examination Guidance

The Bartlett holds regular seminar evenings offering guidance on the Architects Registration Board (ARB) Prescribed Examination, which must be obtained by architects wishing to register in the UK if they don’t hold a prescribed Part 1 or Part 2 qualification.

Each seminar covers topics such as the application process, European qualifications, portfolios, coursework and interviews.

The cost is £50. For more information and to register for an event, please email the Professional Studies Office: Bartlett-Part3@ucl.ac.uk

CPD

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is essential to any practising architect’s competence. The Bartlett offers themed lecture days covering key topics such as practice management, client management and briefing, partnering and JCT contracts. Fees are from £100 per session.

For more information and to register for an event, please email the Professional Studies Office: Bartlett-Part3@ucl.ac.uk 

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