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PGCert Professional Practice in Architecture

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
2750 GBP
National
2750 GBP
EU
2750 GBP

Application fee

International 50 GBP
National 50 GBP
EU 50 GBP
Department
Department of Architecture
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
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About this course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture (The Cambridge Part 3 Course and Examination) has validation from the ARB and RIBA for graduates who have obtained RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 or have confirmation of Parts 1 and 2 equivalence from the ARB. The aim of the course is to act as a forum for discussion of certain major concerns of the profession as well as providing preparation for the examination.

The Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at individuals who have completed RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 with at least two years' practical training experience in architectural or related practice under the direct supervision of an Architect registered in the EU. At least 12 months of this supervised practice must be undertaken in the UK, under the direct supervision of a UK-registered Architect. 

Students may apply to the Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Architecture in their second year of practical experience, but must have 2 years of supervised practice in order to undertake the examinations.

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Eligibility Criteria

The course is open to all graduates who have obtained RIBA/ARB Parts 1 and 2 (or confirmation equivalence) and who will have recently completed the appopriate practical training experience.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

The assessment comprises several elements. To successfully complete the course the candidate will need to pass all elements:

  • Case Study
  • Professional Experience Development Record
  • Personal Statement and CV
  • Written Examination (Papers 1 + 2)
  • Oral Examination

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How to Apply

Only fully completed applications will be considered and must include:

  • Copies of relevant qualification certificates and transcripts
  • Language proficiency if required
  • Contact details of two referees who will be contacted on your behalf

The application deadline is Wednesday 1 June 2016. Interviews will be offered to eligible candidates in the second and third week of June. Candidates will be informed of final decisions towards the end of July.


Graduate work in Cambridge is intense and very intellectually demanding and so the University has high academic entry requirements. You are normally expected to hold:

At least a 2i honours degree from a UK university or an equivalent standard from an overseas university; and
Completion of, or release from, any current training or education course.
Download the application form (see below), complete and return to: pgadmissions@ice.cam.ac.uk

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