Architecture (Part 2 ARB/RIBA) Graduate Diploma: Apply for this course
- Before you apply
- Making your application
- What happens next?
- Portfolio submission
- How to apply online
Before you apply
Before you submit your application, please read through our entry criteria carefully to ensure you meet our requirements.
Making your application
To complete your application, please ensure you include all key information. Please also:
- complete the application in your full official name (as on your passport);
- attach a copy of your passport;
- attach a copy of your CV (optional);
- attach copies of all relevant academic qualifications;
- attach copies of any academic and/or professional references;
- complete the personal statement section in your online application; and
- international students – include any English language qualifications (IELTS/TOEFL) or details of any future English courses/exams. Find out more about our English language requirements.
What happens next?
Once we have received your completed online application, you will receive an automatic email acknowledging your application and (if required) information about portfolio submission. You are only required to submit a portfolio if personally asked to do so after your application.
If the postgraduate admissions tutor requires further information or wishes to invite you to further assessment by interview, they will contact you directly.
You will then hear directly from our Faculty Admissions Office whether your application has been successful.
Please note: if you apply for more than one course you may be asked to submit your online portfolio for each course application separately.
The portfolio email will ask you to upload your zipped portfolio to the Kingston University drop box within three weeks of the date of the email request. It will provide a dedicated course link to allow you to do this.
The drop box homepage will ask you to enter your Kingston ID number, your name and the course name, as well as a confirmation email address to confirm receipt. Please enter this information carefully so we can clearly match your submitted portfolio to your application. You will automatically receive a confirmation email to confirm that you have successfully submitted your portfolio.
The portfolio guidelines are available online or as a PDF:
If the postgraduate admissions tutor requires further information or wishes to invite you to further assessment by interview they will contact you directly. You will then hear directly from the Faculty's Admissions Office whether your application has been successful.
How to apply online
Please ensure you select the mode of attendance and start date that you wish to apply for below.
If you haven't begun an online application already, you will need to select 'new user' once the form is opened and set up a username and password. This allows you to save and return to your application if you can't complete the application in one go.
Please note: most students from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area and classified as overseas fee paying, are not eligible to apply for part-time courses due to UK student visa regulations. For information on exceptions please visit the UKCISA website or email our International Student Advisory Centre.