Advanced Architectural Research PG Cert
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.
Mode of study
- Full-time 3 months
- Part-time 18 months
- UK/EU Full-time: £3,600
- Overseas Full-time: £7,200
- All applicants: 1 August 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The Architectural Research PG Cert 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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of 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:
Scholarships available for this department
For current students of the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. The scholarships are awarded for the purposes of architectural education through travel, and take the form of travel grants, the amount of which will be related to the distance travelled and includes all overseas countries.
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Standard
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.
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 at UCL
- 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.
Top career destinations for this programme
- AHMM, Architectural Assistant, 2010
- UCL, Research Assistant, 2010
- Central St Martins College of Art & Design, Lecturer, 2010
- Surface Architects, Architect, 2010
- Rick Mather Architects, Architectural Assistant, 2010
"The city of London has become an essential part of my research and it very much serves as a generative classroom for my studies. I have found London to be a wonderful city for extending networks and undertaking independent research and instructional positions outside of UCL."
"UCL has given me the freedom and space to think through difficult problems that I thought were important and yet under-studied internationally, with the potential to contribute to both the industry and policymaker led solutions to those problems."
Dr Tristan Smith
Lecturer in Energy and Transport
Subject: Energy Institute, Faculty: Built Environment
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