Management, Practice & Law

Undergraduate: Year 3


The Year 3 Management Practice & Law module explores and aims to develop a greater understanding of practice in relation to the legal, economic and contractual factors.

About the Management Practice & Law module

The Level 3 Management Practice and Law course aims to explore and develop a greater understanding of practice in relation to the legal, economic and contractual factors. In particular, there is a focus on understanding the political, social and financial aspects that impact the practice of architecture.

Equipping students for practice

The following area are explored and investigated: 

  1. The role of contracts, regulations and statutory frameworks during the design and construction of a project.
  2. The issues related to setting up and operating an architectural practice including the legal responsibilities and roles of the design professional.
  3. The role of professional organisations that legislate, support and advocate the role of the architect within the built environment. 
  4. How practice calculate fees and the direct impact this has on staff salaries.
  5. The future challenges facing the profession that you are about to enter. 

By fully understanding the context of contemporary architectural practice we believe that students are better prepared for their year out and future careers.

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