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Postgraduate research

Postgraduate research student in library

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:

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.

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.

Research opportunities

China Scholarship Council Studentships

Studentships are available for Chinese applicants to start in October 2019 or April 2020. The tuition fee waiver is provided by the University and travel/living costs are funded by the China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Deadline for the studentship is 25 January 2019. However, you are advised to complete and submit the Cardiff University standard online PhD application at least a month before that date.

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

Further details on PhD Research Scholarships.

Course contacts

For more information on our postgraduate research opportunities, please contact our Research Executive Officer.

Katrina Lewis

Katrina Lewis

Research Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 6251