The Bartlett School of Architecture



The Bartlett School of Architecture has a world-class and thriving research community. Students study towards their PhD within five different streams.

We are a multi-disciplinary department with researchers active in architectural design, history, theory, practice, computation and space syntax, who bring together approaches from the arts, humanities, social sciences and engineering to the study of architecture. 

We are ranked the UK’s number one department for architectural research (RAE 2008 and REF 2014) and our staff and students are regularly honoured with the RIBA President’s Awards for Research. We are also ranked the #1 place in the world to study architecture and the built environment, in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2023.

The research activities of our staff can be viewed on UCL’s Institutional Research Information Service.