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Architectural Practice (Certificate)

  • Course duration: 1 year

This year is spent in practice working as an architectural assistant, either in Britain or abroad, on the Certificate in Architectural Practice. This includes several short courses at the University and self-study assignments. This course is studied after a BA Architecture.

During this year you will:

  • experience the practical aspects of an architect's role
  • observe the building process
  • discover how the design and building teams work together
  • possibly see your own work being built

Overseas students wishing to undertake professional experience in the UK at post-Part 1 level, will need to check visa requirements with the UK Border Agency.

To assist young architecture graduates looking for employment and experience, Northern Architecture, the architecture centre for the North East, and Plus 3 Architecture, with the support of Newcastle and Northumbria Universities, launched the GRAD (Graduate Retention and Development Programme) scheme in January 2010.

The project enables the GRADs to continue to gain relevant experience, work with their peers and develop their management and other core skills. In addition, the project aims to retain creative, qualified graduates within the region and give them opportunities to engage with the development opportunities in the local area.

For more details please visit the archiGRAD website.