The Bartlett School of Architecture


Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research

The pgCAAR is designed to help postgraduate students take their individual work to a higher level of design and/or theoretical development, in the form of a portfolio, exhibition or text.

About the course

You can take the full-time pgCAAR over 3 months or the part-time course over a period of up to 18 months. You’ll be allocated a personal tutor to guide you in developing your work, which may take the form of a physical or drawn piece, a personal exhibition or a written piece that you extend into a conference paper or journal article.

Who should apply?

The standard entry requirement is a Masters Degree in Architecture 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.

More information

For core course information, including how to apply, visit the programme overview page

About The Bartlett School of Architecture

We are:

  • one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world
  • located within the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities
  • the UK’s highest-rated department for architectural research (REF 2008, 2014), and ranked the best British school of architecture by AJ100 for 13 consecutive years
  • based in a new building at 22 Gordon Street in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of them partners. From 2017/18 we will also have new high-volume facilities for experimentation, making, and performance at Here East in Hackney Wick, East London
  • host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skills
  • the school where students have won a total of 6 Bronze, 3 Dissertation, and 10 Silver RIBA Presidents medals