A strong emphasis of the learning approach is to engage with current practice in architecture and planning; students undertake an agency project based in an architect's office, a local planning authority, or other appropriate organisation; the School's inter-professional approach includes projects where students work with students from other disciplines within the built environment. The degree is validated by both the architectural and planning professions. It is recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Architects Registration Board (ARB) as giving exemption from RIBA Part 1 examinations, and is accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) as providing the academic qualifications for entry to the planning profession. We are looking for enthusiastic and talented people who are not afraid to make a greater level of commitment in return for a dual degree. We need highly motivated students with a greater sense of responsibility to rise to the challenge. We have created a truly versatile degree within the architecture profession, to help develop the rising stars of the profession with the broad and interdisciplinary architectural education that industry is repeatedly asking us to provide.