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Architecture MPhil/PhD

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard. A Master’s degree or equivalent is highly desirable.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Research areas

  • Architectural Design: architecture; architectural design research; architectural education; conceptual design; building design; architectural technology and fabrication; digital innovations in architecture.
  • Architectural History and Theory: 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.

Funding

All Built Environment funding opportunities are advertised on our Scholarships website

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Henry Herbert Bartlett Travel Scholarship

Value:
£400 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

Our graduates find employment in a wide range of careers as built environment professionals as well as in academia, government, public service, policy formation and media worldwide.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Principal Partner, Architectural Practice (2010)
  • Assistant Professor of Architecture, American University of Dubai (2010)
  • Senior Lecturer, Chelsea College of Art and Design (2009)
  • Director, Hauser & Wirth Gallery (2012)
  • Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum (2012)

Employability

Graduate study at The Bartlett School of Architecture is enriched by the vibrant community of specialist consultants and research associates who provide valuable contact with industry and academia. Located within the centre of London, we collaborate on projects with a variety of national and international research centres and public engagement institutions. Out students also benefit from the most advanced and broad suite of facilities available to any such faculty in the EU. This combination of networks, knowledge and technical expertise makes our graduates some of the most sought after in the world.

Networking

We facilitate an increasing number of networking opportunities for our students, uncluding book launches and social events; lectures; collaborative projects and visits.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Student / staff ratios › 150 staff › 400 taught students › 100 research students

Department: Bartlett School of Architecture

Degree reviews

Student review

"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."

Danielle Willkens

Subject: Architecture PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

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Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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