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Master of Architecture

The Board, at its meeting on 1 April 2019, decided that the above qualification should continue to be prescribed until 29 April 2023 under Section 4(1)(a) of the Architects Act 1997 for the purposes of entry onto the United Kingdom Register of Architects.

The renewal of prescription is subject to the following standard conditions set out in Section 9.0 of the Board’s Procedures, namely:

  1. The University of Central Lancashire’s Master of Architecture (2 years, full-time) qualification should be prescribed for the period 28 April 2019 to 29 April 2023;
  2. Prescription of the qualification shall be by reference to the Programme Specification, submitted with the application of 26 June 2018, for the Master of Architecture (2 years, full-time) qualification. 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.
  3. Annually by 28 February each year – commencing on 28 February 2020 – the institution will be required to provide the Board with information of the nature set out in Appendix 2 of its Procedures to enable the Board to see that i. 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] are being attained by students/candidates who have been awarded the qualification prescribed; ii. adequate systems are in place to ensure that all the Board’s Criteria will be met by students/candidates for the period of prescription; iii. that the institution’s resources remain as set out in its application and are adequate; and iv. all of the factors referred to at paragraphs 5.4 of the Procedures continue to be demonstrated; and
  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 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; and
  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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