Research course

Architectural History and Theory

Institution
Cardiff University · Welsh School of Architecture
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

Suitable for graduates in architecture, planning, engineering, social sciences, computer science and environmental sciences with an upper second class honours degree. Those with a degree in a relevant subject area, such as architecture, planning, engineering, social sciences, computer science and environmental sciences are encouraged to also apply. The School welcomes enquiries and applications from suitably qualified people wishing to conduct research in a relevant field.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Students enrolling for an MPhil or PhD become members of the School's Architectural History and Theory Group (AHTG). The group, which forms the core of our research community, holds fortnightly regular seminars and provides a lively and intimate forum for the discussion of ideas among staff and students. The AHTG organises international conferences, and five research journals are edited by members of the group.

Research in architectural history, in order to accommodate diverse interests, covers a broad range of topics, methodologies and contexts. These are linked by a common concern for the practice of architecture, and are placed under the general headings of Theory and Practice, Critical Practice, Mechanics of Practice and Cultural Practice. A major focus in all these areas is 20th-century architecture and urban design: their ideas, materials, constructions, protagonists and critics. 'World Architecture' is an important theme in the School as a whole, and the AHTG encompasses PRASADA (Practice, Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture), a pre-eminent centre in its field.

Department specialisms

The department specialises in 20th-Century Architecture and Urban Design: Their Ideas, Materials, Constructions, Protagonists and Critics. 'World Architecture' is an important theme in the School as a whole, and the AHTG encompasses PRASADA (Practice, Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture), a pre-eminent centre in its field.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent required. International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
possible months

MPhil

full time
12-24 months
part time
possible months

Course contact details

Name
Miss Katrina Lewis
Email
architecture-pg@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 29 2087 6251
Fax
+44 (0) 29 2087 4623