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BA (Hons) Architecture achieves RIBA Candidate Course status

17 Aug 2021 9:45AM

Following a successful visit by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the BA (Hons) Architecture degree at the University of Suffolk has achieved RIBA Candidate Course status.

The recognition means students and staff will have access to scholarship, mentorship and training opportunities with the RIBA.

Next year, the RIBA team will visit again, and the University hopes to achieve double accreditation status following this.

The news comes after the degree achieved Part 1 prescription by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) last month.

Professor Alistair Mathie, Dean of the School of Engineering, Arts, Science and Technology, said “We are delighted to see the Architecture course receiving the recognition it deserves, both with the successful visit by the RIBA and the prescription by ARB. Achieving these accolades in less than three years is impressive work and I congratulate the team.”

“For our current students and anyone considering to study Architecture at Suffolk, it demonstrates the ambition of the academic team and that our course has respect across the industry.”

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