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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
75% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
(What is the RAE?)
The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Advanced Architectural Research Postgraduate Certificate
Architecture and engineering have a history where research and practice go hand in hand, where many great practices have grown as a result of fundamental research and where many research projects arise from ground-breaking design. This is especially true during periods of economic inactivity when recent modes of working are called into question and new modes (sometimes based on rediscovered historical precedent) are established.
What will I learn?
The Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural Research is designed to help students take their individual work to a higher level of design and/or theoretical development. This could materialise in the form of new physical or drawn work that strengthens the individual portfolio, or in the form of a personal exhibition, or as a written piece that extends an earlier piece of writing to become a conference paper or journal article.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multi-disciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.
Located in London, it is at the heart of the world's largest cluster of creative architects and engineering firms, next to the UK's seat of government and finance and has all the resources of a world city to hand.
Outputs from the programme include group exhibitions, such as ‘Constructing Realities’, which was held at Arup's Phase 2 Gallery in central London.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time three months; Part-time 18 months
Students undertake moduleS to the value of 60 credits. Students undertake one core module.
Teaching and Learning
Students are allocated to an individual tutor who works with them to define an appropriate mode of research and submission. Students are encouraged to attend open lectures and crits. They also have full use of the Bartlett workshop, computer clusters, DMC London, The Bartlett Media Hub and Library.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
The normal minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in Architecture from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard or an equivalent professional architecture or design qualification.
Applicants should note that acceptance onto the programme can only be given if the UCL English language requirements have been met before the programme commences.
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
Applications may be considered up until the general UCL deadline of 2 August 2013 although students are advised to apply earlier. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
Who can apply?
This programme provides an ideal framework for those students who are thinking of taking a PhD and need help in formulating their research question. Candidates will be allocated an appropriate personal tutor to guide them closely in their work
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Advanced Architectural Research at graduate level
- why you want to study Advanced Architectural Research
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Graduates from this programme are currently researching and teaching at UCL and elsewhere and are publishing their work on an international stage.
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: