The Bartlett School of Architecture


Architecture Part 3 (ARB/RIBA)

22 Gordon Street

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, during which time the course has evolved to meet the changing needs of the profession in respect of examinations for registration to practise. 

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 the candidates. Leading practices support their staff on our programmes.

New online format

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2022 course follows the format and outputs of the existing course but will be delivered entirely online, using a range of interactive platforms for workshops, pre-recorded lectures and tutorials.

Course duration

The course is completed over either 11, 17 or 23 months, with the flexibility to choose your submission dates according to your personal or work commitments.

The course is composed of three units delivered in discrete periods with coursework-based assessment tasks handed in at the end of each unit. The three units follow the five topic areas identified by ARB/RIBA in their revised criteria.

Concurrent with the three units, candidates prepare a Professional Practice Portfolio made up of the assessed coursework, the Critical Analysis Report (CAR), the Professional Development Appraisal (PDA) and the Records of Work Experience (RWE), for assessment by two professional examiners in an oral examination.

How to apply

Applications are now open and close on 07 January 2022 for our 2022 intake.To apply please complete the application form here:

All applicants will be notified by email upon receipt of supporting documentation. Please note, we cannot assess your eligibility for the course without a full application.

Applicants should note that Architecture Part 3 (ARB/RIBA) is a professional, non-academic course and does not confer UCL student status.


The fee for our 2022 Part 3 course is £3750. Fees can be paid in three instalments over the year of registration by agreement. 


Programme Director: Professor Susan Ware
Programme Admissions: Jane Paterson 

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.