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Architectural Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #154 (QS) ,
A research degree in Architecture (PhD, MPhil) carried out under the supervision of a member of the Architectural Science Group research group with the aim to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in architecture and other areas of building design, academia and the building industry.

About

For over 25 years, the Architectural Science Group (ASG) has undertaken interdisciplinary research on sustainability and the sustainable management of the built environment, from individual components, through whole buildings, to community urban and city scales.

The Architectural Science Group addresses the development, evaluation and application of principles for sustainable, low-energy, low-Carbon design and management of the built environment, on scales from the individual component, through whole buildings, to communities.

We are a multi-disciplinary group including building physicists, environmental scientists, engineers, architects and social scientists who carry out research in the field of sustainability, environmental design and energy use in the built environment.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The following areas are of particular strength:

  • Sustainable housing design
  • Human interaction with the built environment
  • Urban planning for sustainability
  • Adaptation to climate change
  • Health and comfort in buildings and settlements
  • Responsive facades
  • Naturally ventilated buildings
  • Efficient building services
  • Alternative and renewable energy supplies
  • Low energy and passive heating and cooling

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • We are seeking to admit students whose potential to benefit from our research-led learning and teaching can be demonstrated through a range of qualifications and achievements.
  • You will need to satisfy to the relevant Admissions Tutor that you have met, or will meet, the necessary academic and non-academic criteria required for the programme of study. Able applicants who have not followed a focused programme of study will also be considered. Applications are considered on their individual merits.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Cardiff

  • 628 - 1070 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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