Postgraduate research

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At the Welsh School of Architecture we offer research students an opportunity to work and study alongside internationally recognised academics.

Our research degrees relate to the School’s established reputation in all aspects of sustainability, architectural history and design-led approaches to research.

There are three available research areas:

A list of current and recent PhD and MPhil research students and their projects is available under each research group, listed above.

We are now offering a new PhD in Creative Practice in Architecture available to practicing architects.

For more information, please contact our Research Executive Officer, Ms Katrina Lewis:

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 6251

The School has recently invested in a dedicated area for research students, the PGR suite. This area provides space for students to study and socialise. In the 2016 Welcome to Cardiff survey, 100% of new postgraduate research students who responded said they were satisfied with their student experience in the first semester.

Vice Chancellor’s International Scholarships for Research Excellence

For overseas applicants living in OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) list countries or in Namibia who wish to start in October 2018.
Tuition fee waiver and a stipend of around £14,700 per year for three years. Seven studentships are available across the University.

Deadline 15th January.

Further details:

Please email Katrina Lewis to let her know that you plan to apply.


China Scholarship Council Studentships

For Chinese applicants to start in October 2018 or April 2019.
Thirteen studentships are available across the University.
Tuition fee waiver provided by Cardiff University and travel/ living costs funded by CSC.

Deadline for the studentship is 26th January (however, you are advised to complete and submit the Cardiff University standard online PhD application at least a month before that date).

Further details:

Please email Katrina Lewis to let her know that you plan to apply.




Find out how to apply, what our admissions criteria is and get advice about writing a personal statement.

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