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Architectural Design and Practice, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) ,
The School of Architecture has an international and national reputation for research, with strengths in architectural science, history and theory of architecture and architectural practice.

About

  • Research is a big part of what we do as it leads to new understandings that are important in their own right, but also informs our teaching and impacts the outside world.
  • Our research spans the physical sciences, social sciences, humanities and design to foster excellence in key areas of architecture and the built environment.
  • 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.

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

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

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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • 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

  • 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.

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.

Funding

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