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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 months
  • Part-time: 18 months

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£3,705 (FT)
Overseas:
£7,415 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
31 July 2015
Fees note: Part-time fees are available on request from the department.

Entry Requirements

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.

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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Degree Information

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits.

The programme consists of one core module.

Core Modules

  • Advanced Architectural Research Submission

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Advanced Architectural Research PG Cert

Funding

Henry Herbert Bartlett Travel Scholarship

Value:
£400
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Current students of the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning. Previous tenure of a scholarship does not debar a candidate from competing on a second occasion.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective MSc, MA or MArch students in the Bartlett Faculty. Applicants' annual income (from a salary or other sources) at the start of the programme must not exceed £14,000 (full-time study) or £28,000 (part-time study).

Bartlett Masters Scholarship

Value:
£5,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective MSc, MA or MArch students in the Bartlett Faculty. Applicants' annual income (from a salary or other sources) at the start of the programme must not exceed £14,000 (full-time study) or £28,000 (part-time study).

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

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 degree

  • Architectural Assistant, AHMM (2010)
  • Research Assistant, UCL (2010)
  • Lecturer, Central St Martins College of Art & Design (2010)
  • Architect, Surface Architects (2010)
  • Architectural Assistant, Rick Mather Architects (2010)

Why 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.

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

Department: Bartlett School of Architecture

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.

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-07-31

For more information see our Applications page.

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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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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