Masters Accreditation by CIAT is intended for programmes offered at Masters degree level. The range of programmes will include (among others), Post Graduate certificates, Post Graduate diplomas and Masters degrees.

CIAT will consider full-time, sandwich, part-time, multi-mode and distance learning programmes of varying duration for Masters Accreditation. Programmes from both the UK and overseas are considered for Masters Accreditation.

Masters Accreditation (for educational establishments that do not offer CIAT Accredited Honours degrees) fees

Advisory visit
When an educational establishment requests guidance from CIAT in setting up an Architectural Technology programme which results in a visit to the establishment, CIAT will be reimbursed for any expenses* incurred.

Accreditation in Principle
Documentation review = £750* plus expenses*

Documentation review and visit = £1000* plus expenses*

Accreditation Review (visit over a one day period)
Documentation review and visit = £1000* plus expenses*

Conditional Review 
Expenses* (i.e. when a university is deemed by an Accreditation Panel not to have met all requirements for Accreditation the Panel is at liberty to set conditions and insist on another visit after a set period of time to ensure that all conditions have been met).

Partnered Institutes
If a host educational establishment offers its CIAT Accredited Architectural Technology Honours degree level programme through another partnered institute and there is no variation in programme structure and content then only expenses* must be reimbursed to CIAT. If the programme varies in any way, a full submission must be made and normal fees apply. In both instances a visit must take place at Accreditation stage and Accreditation Review stage as standard.   

*All figures are subject to VAT. Expenses include post, travel and accommodation expenses for visiting Masters Accreditation Panel.

Accreditation documents

Document 26 Oct 2022

QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology

The QAA Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology.

Document 1 Jan 2015

Chartered Membership: Professional Standards Framework

Provides information and guidance on the educational, practice and professional standards for Chartered Architectural Technologists