The Bartlett School of Architecture


Advanced Architectural Research PG Cert

This programme allows students to develop their own research and/or design to an advanced level over a period of three months or part time over a longer period.

Advanced Architectural Research PG Cert

About the course

In architecture, research and practice go hand in hand, with ground-breaking design inspiring great research and vice versa. This three-month programme allows students to develop their own research and/or design to an advanced level, ready to push new boundaries and change normalised modes of working either in academia or industry.

Many students on this programme work with their tutors to clarify a PhD proposal. Students are allocated an individual tutor who works with them to define an appropriate mode of research and submission, which may take the form of a physical or drawn piece, a personal exhibition or a written piece that could be extended into a conference paper or journal article.

Students are encouraged to attend open lectures and ‘crits’ at the architecture school, and enjoy full use of The Bartlett's workshop, computer clusters and library.

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Modes and duration

 Students can choose to study full time over three months or modular/flexible over up to 18 months. In either case, students can begin the programme in September or January.

Who should apply?

The standard 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.

We can only accept students who have met the UCL English language requirements before the course commences.


Director: Professor Stephen Gage

More information

For key information, including how to apply, visit the UCL Graduate Prospectus.