Research course

Architecture

Institution
UCL - University College London · School of Architecture
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research areas

  • Architectural Design: The programme encourages the development of architectural research through the combination of designing and writing. Students present a thesis consisting of a project and a text that share a research theme and a productive relationship. The project may be drawn, filmed, built, or make use of whatever media is appropriate.
  • Architectural History and Theory: The range of research topics undertaken is broad, including historical studies of Western architecture and cities post-1800, with particular focus on the 20th century; architectural thought and aesthetics; the history of architectural and urban space; critical theory and architectural history; cities and their representations.
  • Architectural Space and Computation: With its empirical base, the programme is aimed at researchers seeking to advance knowledge by studying the relations between spatial patterns and social outcomes, and between architectural design knowledge and computation.
  • Architecture and Digital Theory: This programme allows students to produce original research in areas related to computational tools applied to design, regardless of scale, historical timeframe, or methodological approach.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    60 months
      full time
      36 months

      Course contact details

      Name
      Mr Jakub Owczarek
      Email
      j.owczarek@ucl.ac.uk
      Phone
      +44 (0)20 3108 9336