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Master of Architecture

Prescribed until 30th September 2017*

The Board at its meeting of 11 May 2012 decided that the Arts University College at Bournemouth’s Master of Architecture should be prescribed from 30 September 2012 to 30 September 2016 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 Section 2.11 of the Board’s procedures, namely:

  1. The Arts University College at Bournemouth’s Master of Architecture (two years, full-time) should be prescribed for the period between 30 September 2012 and 30 September 2016;
  2. Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the programme specification, submitted with the application of 29 September 2011, for the Arts University College at Bournemouth’s Master of Architecture (two 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 that programme specification (allowing for normal course development) without first obtaining the written permission of the Board; and
  3. Annually by 30 November each year, commencing on 30 November 2012 the Institution will be required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 in its procedures to enable the Board to see that a. all its criteria and the relevant requirements set out in Article 46 of the Mutual Recognition of Professional Qualifications Directive [2005/36/EC] are being attained by students who have been awarded the qualification prescribed; b. adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s criteria will be met by students for the period of prescription; c. that the institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and d. that any conditions of prescription continue to be met.
  4. The Institution will ensure that appropriate procedures will be maintained so that all students/candidates 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/candidate lacks a required antecedent qualification e.g. Part 2 without Part 1.


The Board can be confident that:

  1. the course proposal, including the educational aims, the intended learning outcomes, the assessment criteria etc, have been designed with the clear aim of ensuring that all those who receive the qualification meet all the criteria;
  2. the Institution has adequate systems in place to ensure that students awarded the qualification meet all the criteria; and
  3. the Institution has adequate resources to maintain and where appropriate increase the achievements of students in meeting the criteria.

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