Part 3

Part 3 is the final examination in architecture, and successful candidates qualify to register in the UK as architects. Open to both AA graduates and eligible non-graduates, the course and examination is held twice a year and is supervised by External Examiners appointed by the AA. We recommend preregistering for this course. While this does not reserve you a place on the course, it will allow you regular contact with the Professional Studies Advisor and correspondence from us regarding registration opening and closing dates each term.

Spring 2019 Course (Saturdays only) 12 January – 16 March
Autumn 2019 Course (Two weeks) 2 September – 13 September


Seminar Series

  • Introduction
  • Running a Small Business
  • Practice and Job Management
  • Standard Forms of Building Contract
  • The Role of the ARB
  • The Role of the RIBA
  • English Legal System
  • Presenting Yourself
  • Professional Risk Avoidance
  • Town Planning
  • Building Legislation
  • Revision Seminar

Exam candidates only

Building Contract Game (2 Days) - SUBJECT TO AN ADDITIONAL FEE
Written Exam (all day)
Oral Exam (timed 1hr appointments)


Part 3 Course Registration £1500
Building Contract Game £275
P3 Exam £1250

Book an appointment

If you would like to make an appointment with the Professional Studies Advisor, please use the form below.

No appointments currently available. Contact for further details.


Professional Studies Coordinator

Jennifer Anderson
T: +44 (0)20 7887 4082

Head of Part 3/Professional Practice Advisor

Paul Crosby
T: +44 (0)20 7887 4040

Links & downloads

Part 3 Handbook
Initial Assessment
AA Working Out in Architecture
AA Certificate of Professional Experience

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