There is a thriving community of student researchers within the Architectural Research Collaborative pursuing projects in Master of Philosophy (MPhil), the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and in the innovative PhD in Creative Practice. This is a fast-growing area of research in the school and we are rapidly becoming one of the foremost centres in the UK for PhD research by design. Our lively international and home students are supervised by members of ARC and sometimes jointly with GURU members and other school such as fine art and civil engineering, on topics that range from synthetic biology, information architecture, ventilation and energy to architectural criticism and history, cities, speculative design and participatory practice. Many of our students have received studentships tied to research projects and activities within ARC such as the school’s design research consultancy Design Office , the publication of the international journal Architectural Research Quarterly and the MA: Architectural Theory and Criticism. PhD students take part and contribute to the APL weekly research seminars held in conjunction with GURU, and in an annual ‘mini symposium’. 2014 sees the launch of a new in-house publication Abstract developed and run by them. Abstracts of recently completed theses can be viewed here.
For more details on our programmes and studying with us see the main school website. In addition four postgraduate taught courses are offered with the Architecture Research Collaborative providing intellectual stimulus and direction to our doctoral research culture: