At the last Board meeting on 19 November 2015, the Board considered an application from a body seeking to renew prescription of its qualification under the Architects Act 1997.

The Board decided that prescription of the following qualification should continue until May 2020:

Coventry University
BSc (Hons) Architecture

The Board also considered applications from Higher Education institutions which wished their qualifications to be prescribed under the Architects Act 1997 for the first time. In line with its Procedures for the Prescription of Qualifications, the Board considered the responses to the consultations it had undertaken.

It decided that the following qualification should be prescribed from January 2016 until January 2020:

Open University/Hull School of Art and Design
BA (Hons) Architecture

And that the following qualification should be prescribed from November 2015 until September 2018:

University of Dundee
Master in Architecture with Urban Planning

For further details, please see the ‘Qualifications’ section of ARB’s website,