36 months
23350 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Architecture and Digital Theory programme from University College London (UCL) allows students to produce original research in areas related to computational tools, applied to design and regardless of scale, historical timeframe or methodological approach.


The Architecture and Digital Theory students from University College London (UCL) produce a doctoral thesis consisting of an original piece of writing with supplements allowed in any format suitable to the respective research subject.


During their first year, students will be required to audit at least two modules from Architecture & Digital Theory MRes, including all assignments and tasks. Submissions and exams of audited modules will not be marked, but feedback will be provided.

During their second year, students will co-organise a research seminar with student-led sessions and lectures by invited guests, open to the faculty and students from other programmes.


The Bartlett School of Architecture is one of the world's top-ranked architecture schools and our students enjoy excellent employment opportunities. Upon completion of their PhDs, Bartlett students have gone on to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, including academic roles.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Digital design and fabrication
  • Image theory and theories of digital replications.
  • From machine to body
  • From bodies to collective intelligence
  • Philosophy and aesthetics of digital environments and of digital art
  • Cognitive aspects of design computing systems
  • The political economy of digitally driven environments
  • History of digital tools for notation and fabrication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time

  • UK: £2,845
  • International: £11,860

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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