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Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research

Vlad Tenu

Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Architectural Research (pgCAAR)

The pgCAAR is designed to help postgraduate students take their individual work to a higher level of design and/or theoretical development, in the form of a portfolio, exhibition or text.

Why choose The Bartlett

We are:

  • one of the most influential, exciting and innovative architecture schools in the world
  • located within the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities
  • the UK’s highest-rated department for architectural research (REF 2008, 2014), and ranked the best British school of architecture by AJ100 for 13 consecutive years
  • based in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of whom are partners
  • host to students from over 40 nations, many of them among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity, and skills
  • the school where students have won a total of 6 Bronze, 3 Dissertation, and 10 Silver RIBA Presidents medals

About the course

You can take the full-time pgCAAR over 3 months or the part-time course over a period of up to 18 months. You’ll be allocated a personal tutor to guide you in developing your work, which may take the form of a physical or drawn piece, a personal exhibition or a written piece that you extend into a conference paper or journal article.

Who should apply

The standard entry requirement is a Masters Degree in Architecture or an equivalent professional architecture or design qualification. We can only accept students who have met the UCL English language requirements before the course commences.


Prepare a proposal indicating the area of research that you’d like to take forward and contact Professor Stephen Gage to discuss the matter.

If you wish to make a formal application please contact Thea Heinz in the Faculty Office.