The RIBA Part 3 course at Manchester School of Architecture is for students wishing to fully qualify as an Architect in the UK and is the final step which enables students to apply to join the ARB register under the Architects Registration Act 1997, and for RIBA Chartered Membership.

The new programme, introduced by MSA in Sept 2022, is the first programme in the city of Manchester to offer students the opportunity to complete their Part 3 qualification. Candidates may choose from January and September starts, and will benefit from separate units and assessments spread throughout the course of the year, a Professional Studies Advisory service to support graduate outcomes, and MSA’s strong relationships with practices within Manchester and beyond.

The programme has been granted candidate course status by the RIBA Education Committee after a visit to the School this year which means that the programme is on track to receive full RIBA validation this summer, along with ARB prescription*.

*Subject to full and final approval from the relevant PSRB.