Postgraduate

Architectural Practice and Management PGDip

Architectural Practice and Management PGDip

Part time: 12 months

Profile

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.

Accreditation


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.

Delivery


The course is delivered part-time over 12 months (September to August) and teaching is delivered in block sessions (in October, February and May) with attendance at the University required for a total of 8 days: 3 days in October, 2 days in February, 2 days in May and 1 day in August for the Oral Examination. Assessment is by coursework (2 X 1500 word essays; 2 X 2500 Scenario Reports, 1 X 2000-word Persona;/Career Appraisal and 1 x 6000-word Case Study) and an oral examination.

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Modules

Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

PGDip

UK

Part time: £4,800

EU

Part time: £4,800

International

Part time fees

Extra costs may be incurred for materials and travel as part of this course.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

You must hold exemption from the ARB/RIBA Part I and Part II examinations. You must also:

  • have completed at least 12 months practical training
  • be employed in an approved architectural practice or related organisation

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. The closing date for applications is the 30 September.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Nicola Rutherford
Postgraduate Taught Secretary
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6509
Email: nicola.rutherford@ncl.ac.uk