The Bartlett School of Architecture Examination in Professional Practice in Architecture Part 3 (ARB/RIBA) has been prescribed by the UK Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as the final qualifying examination needed for registration by ARB and RIBA Chartered status.
Why take your Part 3 at The Bartlett?
The Bartlett is a globally renowned architecture school and has provided the Professional Practice Part 3 examinations for over 80 years.
Our Part 3 course is well respected by practitioners and examiners alike, with practitioners valuing the skills that candidates bring to practice, and examiners consistently praising the high standard of our candidates. The course continues to evolve to meet the changing needs of the profession.
In-person teaching will consist of four individual tutorials, two all-day workshops, key lectures, group presentations and oral examinations. Lectures are delivered predominantly online.
Pathway 1, our exam-based route, is only open to candidates with UK Parts 1 & 2. In addition to the exams, candidates submit their portfolio in April 2023. This contains three pieces of work: the Critical Analysis Report (CAR), the Professional Development Appraisal (PDA) and the Records of Work Experience (RWE). The exams and the portfolio, which align with the five topic areas identified by ARB/RIBA in their professional criteria, are marked by two professional examiners and then assessed in an oral examination in July 2023.
Pathway 1 is completed over 10 months: September 2022 – July 2023. Orals are only held once a year.
Pathway 2, our renowned modular route, is open to candidates with UK Parts 1 & 2 or the equivalent of Parts 1 & 2 from elsewhere. It is predominantly coursework based and has four Units: 1: Professionalism | 2: Practice | 3: Projects | 4: Portfolio. The units align with the five topic areas identified by ARB/RIBA in their professional criteria. Units 1-3 are marked internally. Unit 4: Portfolio runs concurrently and contains three pieces of work: the Critical Analysis Report (CAR), the Professional Development Appraisal (PDA) and the Records of Work Experience (RWE), for marking/assessment by two professional examiners in an oral examination.
Pathway 2 can be completed over either 11, 17 or 23 months, with Orals in July or December. This flexibility allows you to choose your submission dates according to personal or work commitments.
How to apply
Applications for Pathway 1 are now closed and will reopen in 2024.
Applications for Pathway 2 are open now, closing on 31 December 2023.
The fee for Pathway 1 is £3750.
The fee for Pathway 2 is £4000.
Bartlett alumni (Part 1, Part 2 or PhD) will receive a 10% discount on the above fees.
Fees can be paid by 2 instalments before 31 December 2022 (Pathway 1) or 31 May 2023 (Pathway 2), by agreement.
The Bartlett School of Architecture - Part 3 Open Evening
Join the staff and current students from The Bartlett School of Architecture’s Part 3 programme on campus to find out more about our Course offerings. Monday 23 October 2023.
Please note that the course information detailed on this page is revised annually and the school reserves the right to alter or suspend any of the courses as necessary.