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. CIAT will Accredit formal qualifications at the level of a UK Masters degree programme and which equate to 30-120 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System points (ECTS) on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

Masters Accreditation (for educational establishments with a CIAT Accredited Honours degree) fees

Advisory visit
CIAT will be reimbursed for any expenses* incurred.

Documentation review = £750* plus expenses*

Accreditation Review
Documentation review = £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