Professional Certificate in

Architecture

  • Level(s) of study: Postgraduate taught
  • Study mode(s): Part-time
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: Flexible start date, supporting you for a maximum of 15 months
  • Course duration: 15 months

What you'll study

The course includes mentoring, advice, monitoring and support in respect of your Professional Education and Development Records (PEDR). This is a mandatory component of the RIBA Examination in Professional Practice and Management in conjunction with Part Three studies.

To qualify as an architect you must complete a PEDR. This course provides a framework for endorsement of your PEDR through a professional studies adviser who will guide you and advise you over a 15-month period.

How you’re taught

You will be invited to attend a one-day symposium three times a year, where you can discuss and compare your experiences with colleagues. Keynote lectures will be provided in accordance with what you identify as being relevant to your work and development.

Assessment

Your assessment  is based upon a review of the professional diary which you are required to maintain, recording reflections upon the experience you have gained over the 15-month period.

Please note: This course does not represent a placement programme. You are required to find employment opportunities. You will, however, have access to NTU facilities as described above. The course should be understood simply as a 'graduate monitoring service' offered by NTU in relation to professional practice.

Careers and employability

Students generally continue in the professional pathway in Architecture.

On completion of the courses, students would normally either:

  • obtain a place on a Part Two course, such as NTU's MArch Architecture
    or
  • extend their professional practice, gaining more than one year of professional experience before applying to a Part Two course.

Students on this programme are expected to be in either architectural practice, relevant qualified employment or voluntary work as detailed by ARB / RIBA for PEDR purposes.

Entry requirements

What are we looking for?

  • Architecture undergraduate qualification with RIBA / ARB Part One status

What are we looking for?

  • Architecture undergraduate qualification with RIBA / ARB Part One status

English language requirements

If English isn't your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. You'll find our language requirements and list of accepted English language tests here. Your British Council office can tell you where you can take an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test locally.

Next steps

Please also take a look at our International students page and our application guide for international students which are full of advice and information about to the University.

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions Team or call on +44 (0)115 848 4200. Alternatively, you can get in touch with our staff at the International Development Office, who are always happy to help. Or speak to one of our official NTU representatives in your country.

How to apply

Ready to join us?

Then apply as soon as you can. All you need to do is complete our application form and return it to cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

We'll review your application, notifying you if you're successful or not.

If you are successful, we'll ask you to complete your application via our online store.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Ready to join us?

Then apply as soon as you can. All you need to do is complete our application form and return it to cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk.

We'll review your application, notifying you if you're successful or not.

If you are successful, we'll ask you to complete your application via our online store.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Fees for those starting in 2017-18 are £250.

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