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 and course duration

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