Architecture RIBA Part 3 PGDip

University of Brighton
Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
USD 2,600
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 6,455

Entry Requirements

Degree and/or experience:

  • Architecture BA(Hons) or BSc(Hons) with exemption from RIBA Part 1 or equivalent, plus postgraduate diploma in Architecture with exemption from RIBA Part 2 or equivalent. Applicants must also have at least 15 months of appropriate professional experience and a Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR).

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.0 in writing.


The course comprises three two-day sessions and one one-day session, all spread out across the academic year. They include lectures, seminars, role-play sessions and simulations on the various topics that make up the RIBA Part 3 criteria.

These sessions are designed to support and develop each student's 'live' professional experience. They provide a creative and professional framework for further intellectual and professional development, as well as engagement in the design and construction industries beyond the completion of the course.

Recording and Planning Professional Experience and Development (20 credits)
This module comprises the collation of your professional experience with the submission of PEDRs (or certificates of professional experience) and career evaluation.

Case Study (40 credits)
The case study is an 8,000-10,000 word piece in which you reflect on the design and production of a project from conception to completion.

Principles of Professional Management, Practice and Law (60 credits)
This module comprises a five-week open-book examination and viva-voce examination where professional assessors will rigorously test your knowledge and understanding.

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