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Architectural Practice and Management PGDip

Architectural Practice and Management PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Architectural Practice Management

Course type


Course Summary

The course is intended for those graduates who hold a Master of Architecture degree (or its equivalent with ARB/RIBA Part II exemption) and who wish to proceed to full professional status with the ability to practice as an architect in the UK.


Our Architectural Practice and Management Diploma (APMD) is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as meeting the standards for the final Part 3 qualification required to practice as an Architect in the UK. Successful completion of the course allows admission to the Register of Architects as maintained by ARB and permits full membership of the RIBA.

Each teaching block will be delivered online and where possible, on campus through a mix of:

student presentations
group discussions
scenario-based workshops

Assessment is by coursework (2 x 1,000 word essays, 2 x 3,000 word scenario reports, 1 x 2,000 word personal appraisal and 1 x 6,000 word Case Study) and an oral examination.


This module aims to increase students? knowledge and understanding of the practice of architecture with respect to the delivery of services to clients and other stakeholders, and the management of an architectural practice; to develop a greater understanding of professionalism, and the roles and relationships of architects to their clients, to other professionals in the construction industry and to society as a whole and to develop the professional skills and competencies necessary to undertake all the duties and obligations of an architect.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You must hold exemption from the ARB/RIBA Part I and Part II examinations. You should also: have completed at least 12 months practical training; be employed in an approved architectural practice or related organization.