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Architecture (Research)

Cardiff University
Program overview
3-7 years
Full time/part time
Doctorate / PhD
Scholarships available
Start dates
October 2022

April 2023

October 2023

April 2024

About this program

Architecture (Research)

We have established a number of research centres including

  • The Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)
  • The BRE Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SuDoBE)
  • The Centre for Research in the Built Environment (CRiBE)
  • The design Research Unit (DRUw) and
  • The Practice Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture (PRASADA).

Research specialisms include

  • Energy and environmental performance of buildings and systems
  • Sustainability at an urban scale
  • Resource use and management
  • The city, landscape and environment
  • Cultures, histories and ideas
  • Visual cultures
  • Practice and pedagogy
  • Building design
  • Materials
  • Project management
  • Building law
  • Digital design techniques and
  • Architectural education.

Distinctive Features

  • Students can apply for up to £500 per year for expenses relating to their research.
  • There is the opportunity to become involved in teaching activities in the School.

Admission requirements

Suitable for graduates in architecture, planning, engineering, social sciences, computer science and environmental sciences with an upper second class honours degree.

We welcome enquiries and applications from suitably qualified people wishing to conduct research in a relevant field.

English language requirements

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


For more information about tuition fee, please visit the university website.

Career paths

The types of jobs our students are often employed in include architecture firms, as university course tutors, consultant planner/designers, urban designers. Previous employers have included: Atkins, Cardiff University, Davies Sutton Architects, Hyder Consulting, Arup and Partners.

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Cardiff University

Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...

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CF10 3AT Cardiff

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