Professional accreditation

The title “architect” is protected by law and can only be used by those registered with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Our courses are professionally accredited by the ARB and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Our BSc in Architectural Studies Honours and Pass degrees give exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 1 professional examinations.

You'll have the opportunity to go on international exchange in Year 3 and can convert your degree title to BSc Honours in Architectural Studies with International Study (ARB/RIBA Pt1)

The PgDip in Advanced Architectural Design gives exemption from ARB/RIBA Part 2.

The Master's route to ARB/RIBA Part 2 for UK or European students is the MArch in Advanced Architectural Design

The Master's route for International students seeking RIBA Part 2 exemption is the MArch in Architectural Design (International).

We offer annual Professional Examinations for Architects in Scotland - Part 3 joint short course.

After gaining Part 2 and completing the requisite years in practice you may sit the professional exam that gives exemption from Part 3.  On successful completion of these stages you can become a registered architect with ARB and a member of RIBA.


Specialist accreditation

The MSc Urban Design is accredited as a specialist course by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

The MSc in Architectural Design for the Conservation of Built Heritage course is fully recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). The IHBC is the principal professional body for building conservation practitioners and historic environment specialists working in United Kingdom.

The course also conforms to the internationally recognised Guidelines for Education and Training in the Conservation of Monuments, Ensembles and Sites adopted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). These criteria are used by professional institutes for the assessment of evidence and professional accreditation in conservation.