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Part-time

1 year

Campus

Brayford Pool

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Validated

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Course Code

PRMNARPD

PG Dip Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

This professional programme is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Key Information

Part-time

1 year

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

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Course Code

PRMNARPD

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Edward Farrell - Programme Leader

Edward Farrell - Programme Leader

Edward Farrell is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment. His previous roles include Associate Professor at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou, China; and Conservation Adviser to the London Borough of Camden on the redevelopment of King’s Cross station.

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Welcome to PG Dip Professional Practice and Management in Architecture

Lincoln’s Postgraduate Diploma incorporates the architectural professional practice employed in the management of the design process and construction of projects. Students are required to be in full-time employment, typically within an appropriate UK based design practice (or similar) under the direction of a UK Registered Architect, who acts as an Employment Mentor.

The programme has been designed to enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding, ability, and skills of the professional practice and management of architecture. Students will be able to develop a comprehensive understanding of their obligations and responsibilities as a professional to clients, the profession, and society at large.

This qualification is developed in accordance with the Professional Criteria requirements of the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects for the Part 3 Professional Practice and Management examination in Architecture.

Successful completion of this programme of study will enable students to apply to the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for inclusion on the Register of Architects and henceforth use the title Registered Architect; and in addition apply to the RIBA for Chartered Membership and be able to use the title Chartered Architect.

How You Study

This programme of study relies on a combination of taught and professional experience-related modules which aim to develop students' knowledge, understanding, ability, and skills in the Professional Practice and Management of Architecture.

The Postgraduate Certificate Stage taught modules are delivered in the form of formal lectures and seminars which are designed to develop and reinforce theory by placing it in a professional and practical context.

Students are expected to undertake their own independent study and research in order to expand their knowledge and understanding of the subject, and are encouraged to discuss problems they encounter in the workplace.

Postgraduate Diploma Stage modules are undertaken in the workplace simultaneously with the Postgraduate Certificate Stage taught modules. Students are required to be in full-time employment typically within an appropriate UK based design practice (or similar) under the direction of a UK Registered Architect, who acts as an Employment Mentor. The mentor should be able to assist the student in gaining appropriate professional experience through involvement in real-world business activities and project management throughout all stages of the project life-cycle.

Contact and Independent Study

The Postgraduate Certificate stage taught modules require attendance over eight weekends (i.e. Friday and Saturday) throughout the academic year. They take the form of workshops, formal lectures, and seminars which reinforce theory and place it in a professional and practical context. Teaching is supported by appropriate practitioner guest lecturers.

Candidates are encouraged to discuss problems they have previously encountered in the workplace. Seeking the knowledge and professional experience of others will assist in the student’s professional development.

The Postgraduate Diploma stage work-based modules are undertaken in the workplace simultaneously with the Postgraduate Certificate taught modules, during which time candidates can gain valuable appropriate real-world architecture-related professional experience.

For more detailed, programme specific information, please contact the Programme Leader:

Philip Hyde: phyde@lincoln.ac.uk/01522 837146

What You Need to Know

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs. For research programmes this includes research fees and research support fees.

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An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate by means of a case study, an ability to critically analyse the processes and procedures used on a project with which they have been personally involved from project inception through to completion. Additionally, evidence of their personal involvement must be clearly documented in the Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR Logbook).

Module Overview

The construction phase of a project sees the culmination of the pre-construction design and contractor selection process and leads to the implementation stage of the project life-cycle, when the initial abstract and conceptual design ideas can become a reality. This module consequently deals with the preparations needed to enable the construction team to commence on site and the contract/project administration processes and procedures necessary to enable the parties to fulfil their contractual obligations. However, not all contracts will run entirely smoothly and consideration must be given to contract claims and any consequential dispute resolution procedures. Finally this module will consider those professional services which can be offered following practical completion of a project, such as the initial occupation/facilities management of a completed development and post occupancy and buildings in use studies which can help to determine how successful a project is at achieving its initial aims and objectives.

Module Overview

Following satisfactory completion of a project appraisal and design brief, the design team needs to develop a coherent and effective project brief, in order to produce sensible and realistic design proposals and therefore realise the client’s objectives and expectations. At the same time, such proposals must be fully compliant with all necessary legislative and regulatory requirements. As important as the design is, there is a need to generate appropriate detailed production information and tender documentation for the type and scale of the project in order to ensure a suitable contractor with the necessary experience and capabilities is appointed to construct the development. All in accordance with the time, quality, and cost constraints imposed by the client and the design team.

Module Overview

The Professional Interview Examination is the culmination of the Stage 2 period of Professional Experience and Development. This provides the candidate with the opportunity to build upon their Stage 1 period of professional experience and further demonstrate their ability to critically analyse their professional experience and development. As in the Stage 1 period of professional experience, this is achieved by means of the continued use of the RIBA’s online Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR Logbook). In addition, Part 3 Candidates are required to complete a detailed Personal Development Plan and a Professional CV.

Module Overview

In today’s constantly changing and highly volatile competitive business environment, if a design practice is to survive, it is essential that architects have a thorough understanding of the construction industry and the value of its contribution to the UK economy. A design practice can no longer rely upon designing interesting buildings alone, but must do this in an efficient and effective manner. This can only be achieved by being fully conversant with contemporary business management strategies, how organisations behave, an understanding of project management, all of which must be undertaken in compliance with current legislation, regulations and codes of conduct within both the UK and European context. This module seeks to address these issues.

Module Overview

This module will consider in greater detail the professional issues relating to the provision of a design team’s professional services and the need to have in place a written agreement defining the scope of work, the extent of the professional services to be provided, and the basis of the professional fees to be charged prior to the commencement of any project work. If a design team is to realise a client’s aspirations for a proposed construction development, it is absolutely imperative that they undertake a comprehensive appraisal of the project and establish a workable and achievable design brief. This module has been designed to recognise that the boundaries between the project appraisal and the more strategic design briefing stages of a project overlap. Hence, these two stages contain certain combined elements of a sensible project proposal which ensure continuity of project development.

† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.

How you are assessed

Assessment on this programme is through a combination of written examinations, a case study report, a minimum of 24 months appropriate professional experience (which must be recorded using the RIBA’s Professional Experience and Development Records Logsheets), a Personal Development Plan, a professional CV, and a Professional Interview Examination.

Fees and Scholarships

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

In addition to the programme fees, Part 3 Candidates will be required to register with the RIBA in order to document their professional experience and development using the on-line PEDR Logsheets.

With regards to textbooks, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list. The University’s extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts, however, some students may prefer to purchase their own and will be responsible for covering this cost.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

Part 3 Entrants must hold appropriate academic qualifications which provide exemption from the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Part 1 and Part 2 “Examination in Architecture”.

Any Part 3 Entrant who does not hold the appropriate qualifications outlined above, will be required to the sit the ARB’s “Prescribed Examination in Architecture”, prior to enrolment on the programme.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

Accreditations

This professional programme is prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Interviews

Formal interviews are not conducted when a prospective Part 3 Candidate has previously completed their Part 1 and 2 with the School, as we are aware of their suitability for the programme. However, a more informal interview with new prospective Part 3 Candidates applicants is conducted by telephone.

Postgraduate Events

Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.

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Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this programme will enable students to apply to the Architects Registration Board for inclusion on the Register of Architects.

Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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