Programme Director: Peter Wislocki
The Kent School of Architecture and Planning’s Postgraduate Diploma in Architectural Practice (Part 3) course is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and thus provides a direct route to independent professional practice in the UK.
The University offers well established and highly regarded RIBA Part 1 (BA Architecture) and RIBA Part 2 (MArch) courses. The majority of graduates of the MArch programme continue to sit their Part 3 examination in order to complete their professional training.
The course has been designed to:
• Provide a gateway to professional practice, complementing Kent’s established courses in architecture
• Enable current Kent students to complete their professional training at the University
• Offer graduates of other universities to complete their professional training in Kent
• Be the only course of its kind offered anywhere in the county
• Draw on the academic and professional knowledge and contacts of existing University staff
The course runs over a 12-month period from January, is modular, and is delivered in two intensive block study sessions (one in January, the other in May) and tutorials throughout the year.
The core curriculum is based directly on the RIBA/ARB criteria for Part 3 graduates, and the proposed schedule of lectures and seminars is derived directly from these criteria, which are common to all equivalent courses in the UK.
The Programme Director has extensive personal experience managing projects and businesses in the UK, France, Poland, Russia and many other countries, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe. Other senior members of the teaching team manage design and construction businesses in Germany and the UK.
The number of students enrolled on the course has grown since its launch, and the current cohort has a diverse range of impressive professional experience and previous academic studies, providing an excellent basis for group discussions and case study submissions.