The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) consists of a piece of supervised research, normally undertaken over a period of three years full-time. Assessment is by means of a thesis, which should demonstrate your capacity to pursue original research based upon a good understanding of the research techniques and concepts appropriate to the discipline.
Initially, you will be registered for the MPhil degree. If you wish to proceed to a PhD, you will be required to pass an 'Upgrade' assessment. The purpose of the upgrade is to assess your progress and ability to complete your PhD programme to a good standard and in a reasonable time frame. It is expected that a full-time student will attempt upgrade within 18 months of registration.
Research supervision is complemented by a programme of fortnightly seminars throughout the academic year - some led by students, others by experts from UCL and around the world.
Graduates of the Architectural Space and Computation MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) find employment in a wide range of careers as built environment professionals including academia, government, public service, policy formation and media worldwide.
Graduate study at The Bartlett School of Architecture is enriched by our contact with a vibrant community of specialist consultants and research associates in industry and academia.
Located in central London, we collaborate on projects with a variety of national and international research centres and public engagement institutions.
Our students also benefit from the most advanced and extensive facilities available in any similar faculty in the EU. This combination of networks, knowledge and technical expertise makes our graduates some of the most sought after in the world.
Programme StructureResearch areas and structure:
Architectural Space and Computation MPhil/PhD, associated with the world-renowned Space Syntax Laboratory, has two principal research areas.
- Space and Society in Buildings and Cities: Students use space syntax theories and methods to study the effects of spatial design on aspects of the social, organisational and economic performance of buildings and urban areas.
- Architectural Computation: Students apply technology to research into the built environment, bringing innovative computational analytical methods to the heart of the design process.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
DisciplinesArchitecture Landscape Architecture Computer Sciences View 8 other PhDs in Landscape Architecture in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential.
- Exceptionally: where applicants have other suitable research or professional experience, they may be admitted without a Master's degree; or where applicants have a lower second-class UK Honours Bachelor's degree (2:2) (or equivalent) they must possess a relevant Master's degree to be admitted. We expect any successful application to include a sufficiently strong and convincing proposal, and those holding a Master's degree are typically well prepared to provide one. Relevant work experience is highly desirable.
International23350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
Part time tuition fees:
- UK: £2,845/year
- Overseas: £11,860/year
Living costs for London
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