MPhil/ PhD Architecture Programme

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) is the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 Modern University of the Year, as well as being ranked no.1 specialist university. We are currently welcoming applications to our MPhil/ PhD architecture programme and are happy to accept research proposals across a range of supervisory areas of expertise, including:

Activist Practices;
Alternative Organizations;
Architectural Education and Critical Pedagogy;
Architectural History;
Architecture and Popular Culture.
Critical Theory;
Critical Spatial Practice;
Ecologies and Climate Change;
Gender, Race and Class Analysis and Methodologies;
Isovistic Analysis and Space Syntax;
Mediation and Discourses in architecture,
Spatial Mapping;
Spatial Politics;
Social Production of Architecture.

For more information about research degrees, entry requirements and guidance on preparing your application, please go to

To register your interest and apply to study for a research degree at UCA please follow the link at How to Apply on our research degrees website. The university has one entry point per academic year which starts in September. Whilst we will consider applications throughout the academic year, early applications may be more likely to be successful as supervisory capacity is limited.

There are a small number of fee scholarships to offer suitably qualified applicants, for either practice-based or thesis-only research projects. Awards may be made for full or part-time study to Home or EU applicants. These are awarded after interview and on a merit basis. There is no separate process for application. You just need to tick the funding section of the research proposal form to indicate that you wish to be considered for an award. While the deadline for fee scholarships has now passed for this academic year (2020), applications to the programme are still welcome.