Research course

Architectural History and Theory

Institution
Cardiff University · Welsh School of Architecture
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

See our website for details.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The work of the Architectural History and Theory Group (AHTG) embraces a wide range of interests, as reflected in its research projects, publications, and other activities. They are linked by a common concern with understanding the histories and theories of architecture - including its practice, making and education - within the situated realities of its cultures and contexts.

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 regular seminars and provides a lively and intimate forum for the discussion of ideas among staff and students.

The AHTG organises international conferences, and the following research journals are edited by members of the group: Architectural Research Quarterly, MADE, and South Asian Studies.

The work of the Architectural History and Theory Group (AHTG), as reflected in its research projects, publications, and other activities, embraces a wide range of interests linked by a common concern to understand the histories and theories of architecture—and its practice, making and education—within the situated realities of its varied cultures and contexts.

Through conferences, exhibitions, design, pedagogy, and editorships the Group aims to augment the impact of its research on society, education and practice. In recent years, for example, the Group has hosted international conferences exploring the themes of Primitive, Quality, and Economy. Regular WSA seminars provide a lively forum for the exchange of ideas among staff and students.

Department specialisms

Cultures of the City, Landscape and Environment Cultures, Histories and Ideas Visual Cultures Cultures of Practice and Pedagogy World Cultures

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60-84 months

MPhil

full time
12-24 months
part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084