Architectural Space and Computation MPhil/PhD from University College London (UCL), 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.
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.
Our graduates 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.
- The Bartlett School of Architecture is one of the world's most exciting architecture schools, in one of its most inspiring cities. Our name stands for provocative ideas, boundary-pushing research and high-achieving lecturers and students.
- We are a multi-disciplinary department with researchers active in architectural design, architectural history, urban studies and space syntax, who bring together approaches from the arts, humanities, social sciences and engineering to the study of architecture.
- 36 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.
DisciplinesArchitecture Landscape Architecture Computer Sciences View 54 other PhDs in Computer Sciences 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.
National22010 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22010 GBP per year during 36 months.
Part time Overseas: £11,170
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