Architecture and engineering have a history where research and practice go hand in hand, where many great practices have grown as a result of fundamental research and where many research projects arise from ground-breaking design. This is especially true during periods of economic inactivity when recent modes of working are called into question and new modes (sometimes based on rediscovered historical precedent) are established.
The Architectural Research PG Cert is designed to help students take their individual work to a higher level of design and/or theoretical development. This could materialise in the form of new physical or drawn work that strengthens the individual portfolio, or in the form of a personal exhibition, or as a written piece that extends an earlier piece of writing to become a conference paper or journal article.
Students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. The programme consists of one core module. There are no optional modules for this programme. The core module is: -Advanced Architectural Research Submission
Graduates from this programme are currently researching and teaching at UCL and elsewhere and are publishing their work on an international stage.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The UCL Bartlett is the UK's largest multidisciplinary Faculty of the Built Environment, bringing together scientific and professional specialisms required to research, understand, design, construct and operate the buildings and urban environments of the future.
Located in London, it is at the heart of the world's largest cluster of creative architects and engineering firms, next to the UK's seat of government and finance and has all the resources of a world city to hand.
Outputs from the programme include group exhibitions, such as ‘Constructing Realities’, which was held at Arup's Phase 2 Gallery in central London.
"Building up my skills and work has since helped me to pursue a career in architecture that engages in public spaces (museums and galleries), as well as being able to design interactive films for use in major exhibitions. I have a continued dialogue with the tutors at UCL, and am often invited to act as a guest critic or tutor. Perhaps most importantly, other students on the programme remain some of my closest friends and collaborators, and act as an inspiration for future work."
"UCL students work and debate closely with other teachers and lecturers. Moreover, both students and staff are always part of a multicultural and international community. My experience with the Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research (PgCaar) allowed me to develop original research from an existing piece of work, providing the unique opportunity to move from my MA towards my PhD project with research already in place."
The normal minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree in architecture from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or an equivalent professional architecture or design qualification.
Recipient: University College London
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