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BA (Hons) Architecture

At its meeting on 27 January 2020, the Board decided that the above qualification should continue to be prescribed until 22 February 2023 under Section 4(1)(a) of the Architects Act 1997 for the purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects.

Prescription of the qualification is subject to the Standard Conditions set out in the Board’s Procedures, namely:

  1. The University of Ulster’s BA (Hons) Architecture (3 years, full-time) qualification should be prescribed for the period 23 February 2020 to 22 February 2023.
  2. Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the Programme Specification – submitted with the application of 23 May 2019 – for BA (Hons) Architecture (3 years, full-time). No change may be made to the title of any course or qualification or substantial change to the content so defined within a programme specification (allowing for normal course development) without first obtaining the written permission of the Board.
  3. Annually by 31 January – commencing on 31 January 2020 – the institution shall be required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 of the Procedures to enable the Board to see that:
    • All its Criteria and the relevant requirements set out in Article 46 (or Article 47) of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive [2005/36/EC] have been attained by all students awarded the prescribed qualification;
    • Adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s Criteria will be met by students for the period of prescription;
    • The institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and
    • All of the factors referred to at Sections 10.2 and 10.3 of the Procedures continue to be demonstrated, and any conditions of prescription continue to be met.
  1. The institution will ensure that appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students undertaking a prescribed qualification are fully informed of the extent of the application of that qualification to  entitlement to registration as an architect in circumstances in which the student lacks a required antecedent qualification, e.g. Part 2 without Part 1.
  2. Following each and every set of examinations, the institution shall be required to submit to the Board its pass lists of graduating cohorts to have received the prescribed award.

The Board was confident that:

  1. All students who had been awarded the qualification since prescription of the qualification was last renewed had met all the ARB Criteria;
  2. The institution had adequate systems in place to ensure that students awarded the qualification met all the Criteria; and
  3. The institution should be able to maintain its ability to ensure that all students awarded the qualification met all the Criteria.