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Studying architecture

studying architecture

Studying architecture

If you've already decided to study architecture, you'll know that inspirational, exciting and challenging times lie ahead. The RIBA has a wide range of resources and services on offer to support students. 

Studying architecture

Qualifying as an architect in the UK involves completing Part 1, 2 and 3 qualifications and undertaking a minimum of 24 months’ professional practical experience.

Make informed decisions about the next steps in your education and career by finding RIBA Validated courses and institutions.

Get answers to funding queries and find out about the wide range of scholarships and bursaries managed by the RIBA. Learn about the career paths other students have taken from our destinations research, and find out how to record your practical experience if you're already preparing for RIBA Part 3.

Studying architecture

Take advantage of what your professional institute can offer you.

the biennial RIBA Student Finances Survey and the annual RIBA Student Destinations Survey

Funding your education

​​How will you fund the costs associated with studying architecture? Our general advice on funding your architectural studies.

access funding opportunities

Access financial support

Information and eligibility criteria for bursaries, grants and funding for current architecture students. Use our list to find opportunities and check your eligibility.


RIBA PEDR recording and monitoring

Qualifying as an architect in the UK involves undertaking a minimum of 24 months’ professional practical experience. Our PEDR tool lets you log your experience in a new and improved recording platform, in preparation for the Part 3 exam.

Find RIBA Validated courses

The RIBA validates programmes at schools of architecture and course providers across the UK and worldwide. Find out where to study, or how to apply to have a course validated.

Support architecture students

RIBA Student Support Fund

Find out how the RIBA supports architecture students, and hear from three recipients of the RIBA Student Support Fund.

President's Medals

Rewarding talent, promoting innovation, and encouraging excellence in the study of architecture worldwide.

Free RIBA Student Membership

If you're studying RIBA Parts 1 and 2, RIBA Student Membership will provide you with support and resources to help you qualify as an architect.

RIBA student mentorinig

Student Mentoring

Participating Schools of Architecture offer mentoring to undergraduate RIBA student members during the autumn and spring each academic year. The mentoring scheme gives students an insight into practice and enhances the learning experience.

RIBA Part 3

Prospectus and information for the RIBA Part 3 course and examination, including eligibility requirements, professional criteria assessed, course dates, and fees.

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