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Architecture PhD Cardiff University




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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.

We have established a number of research centres including

  • the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)
  • the BRE Centre for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SuDoBE)
  • the Centre for Research in the Built Environment (CRiBE)
  • the Design Research Unit (DRUw) and
  • the Practice Research and Advancement in South Asian Design and Architecture (PRASADA).

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.

Distinctive features

Students can apply for up to £500 per year for expenses relating to their research.
There is the opportunity to become involved in teaching activities in the School.


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.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Architecture PhD.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

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01 Oct


Cardiff University

PO Box 921,



CF10 3XQ, Wales

Entry requirement for international students

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