ASG - Postgraduate Study

The Architectural Science Group welcomes enquiries for anyone interested in applying to study for an MPhil or PhD degree in areas relating to the interests of the group. Intakes of postgraduate research students occur on October 1st, January 1st, April 1st, and July 1st.

Further information on postgraduate study at the school can be found at: WSA Postgraduate Study

You may find it helpful to make informal contact by e-mail with the person whose interests are closest to your own; send a brief c.v., and outline the research topic that you have in mind. Alternatively, for further information or general enquiries, contact the Research Executive Officer, Ms Katrina Lewis {link} or email:
architecture-pg@cardiff.ac.uk

Your application for postgraduate research must include a research proposal; this should clearly outline the aims and objectives of your proposed study, your proposed research methods, the relationship of your proposal to previous work in the field, and how your own background and skills are suited to the topic. This is a starting point and, of course, can be refined once you begin working with your supervisor.

Application procedure and further information.

Information on postgraduate study at Cardiff, including the application procedure and a downloadable application form, can be found at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/postgrad/index.html

Fees and Funding

A schedule of fees can be found at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/pg/study/pgstudyfees/ . Note that degrees at the Welsh School of Architecture count as science-based for fee purposes.


Where funding needs to be applied for, applications need to be made well in advance of your proposed start date. In general the WSA is not able to fund postgraduate study, but prospective supervisors may often be willing to give advice and support to help your applications to other sources.

General information on funding can be found at:
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/pg/funding/index.html

Overseas candidates should also look at:
http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/regis/sfs/award/index.html

and

http://www.chevening.com/

English Language Requirements

In addition to the general entry requirements, students whose first language is not English or Welsh must give evidence of a sufficient level of English, normally one of the following:

  • Band 6.5 of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) run by the British Council;
  • 250 in the new computerised Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL);
  • 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).