Following the successful completion of the Architecture BA(Hons) RIBA Part 1, students normally go on to experience their first formal employment in an architectural practice or professional discipline within the design or construction industries.
The post-Part 1 course supports diverse approaches to practice. It is designed to help you formally record your experiences so you can successfully complete the RIBA Professional Experience Development Records (PEDRs) and prepare for the Architecture RIBA Part 2 MArch.
As part of the course, the university will sign off your PEDRs and give you advice and support when you're in practice.
Take a look at our architecture and interior architecture blog which features student work from across our architecture courses.
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Location Brighton: Moulsecoomb
The course comprises two seminar sessions at the university. The first session is held in the autumn and discusses professional experience best practice and how to effectively record what you do.
The second session, held in the summer, reviews the different types of experiences that students have experienced in practice and provides a platform for you to discuss different roles and forms of professional experience.
The Architecture Professional Practice Pre-Diploma helps you to prepare for the Architecture RIBA Part 2 MArch, a highly creative, research-led and professional two-year masters rooted in studio laboratories and driven by individual enquiry.
Students from other institutions with Part 1 exemption are welcome to join the course.
Contact the school office for details of fees and application process. Email us at ATEfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The fees listed here are for the first year of full-time study if you start your course in the academic year 2023–24.
You will pay fees for each year of your course. Some fees may increase each year.
UK undergraduate and some postgraduate fees are regulated by the UK government and increases will not be more than the maximum amount allowed. Course fees that are not regulated may increase each year by up to 5% or RPI (whichever is higher).
If you are studying part-time your fee will usually be calculated based on the number of modules that you take.
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You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, while studying a course in the School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering in the 2022–23 academic year are listed here.
For architecture, interior architecture, design and product design, additional costs are as follow
You can chat with our enquiries team if you have a question or need more information. Or check our finance pages for advice about funding and scholarships as well as more information about fees and advice on international and island fee-paying status.
Campus where this course is taught
Two miles north of Brighton seafront, Moulsecoomb is our largest campus and student village. Moulsecoomb has been transformed by a recent development of our estate. On campus you'll find new Students' Union, events venue, and sports and fitness facilities, alongside the library and student centre.
Over 900 students live here in our halls, Moulsecoomb Place and the new Mithras halls – Brunswick, Goldstone, Hanover, Preston and Regency.
Moulsecoomb has easy access to buses and trains and to all the exciting things happening in our home city.
We guarantee an offer of a place in halls of residence to all eligible students.
Halls of residenceWe have self-catered halls on all our campuses, within minutes of your classes, and other options that are very nearby.
You can apply for any of our halls, but the options closest to your study location are:
Want to live independently? We can help – find out more about private renting.
Modern accommodation at Moulsecoomb
Relaxing in halls near the campus
Student Union social space at Moulsecoomb
The city of Brighton & Hove is a forward-thinking place which leads the way in the arts, technology, sustainability and creativity. You'll find living here plays a key role in your learning experience.
Brighton is a leading centre for creative media technology, recently named the startup capital of the UK.
The city is home to a national 5G testbed and over 1,000 tech businesses. The digital sector is worth over £1bn a year to the local economy - as much as tourism.
All of our full-time undergraduate courses involve work-based learning - this could be through placements, live briefs and guest lectures. Many of these opportunities are provided by local businesses and organisations.
It's only 50 minutes by train from Brighton to central London and less than 40 minutes to Eastbourne. There are also daily direct trains to Bristol, Bedford, Cambridge, Gatwick Airport, Portsmouth and Southampton.
Support and wellbeing
Your personal academic tutor, course leader and other tutors are all there to help you with your personal and academic progress. You'll also have a student support and guidance tutor (SSGT) who can help with everything from homesickness, managing stress or accommodation issues.
Our Brighton Student Skills Hub gives you extra support and resources to develop the skills you'll need for university study, whatever your level of experience so far.
As well as being supported to succeed, we want you to feel good too. You'll be part of a community that builds you up, with lots of ways to connect with one another, as well having access to dedicated experts if you need them. Find out more.
Sport at Brighton
Sport Brighton brings together our sport and recreation services. As a Brighton student you'll have use of sport and fitness facilities across all our campuses and there are opportunities to play for fun, fitness or take part in serious competition.
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Our sports scholarship scheme is designed to help students develop their full sporting potential to train and compete at the highest level. We offer scholarships for elite athletes, elite disabled athletes and talented sports performers.
Find out more about sport scholarships.
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