Cardiff University: Architectural Science (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionCardiff University View institution profile
Department Welsh School of Architecture View department profile
Telephone 029 2087 0084
Study type Research


For over 25 years, the Architectural Science Group (ASG) has undertaken interdisciplinary research on sustainability and the sustainable management of the built environment, from individual components, through whole buildings, to community urban and city scales.

The Architectural Science Group addresses the development, evaluation and application of principles for sustainable, low-energy, low-Carbon design and management of the built environment, on scales from the individual component, through whole buildings, to communities.

The following areas are of particular strength:

Sustainable housing design
Human interaction with the built environment
Urban planning for sustainability
Adaptation to climate change
Health and comfort in buildings and settlements
Responsive facades
Naturally ventilated buildings
Efficient building services
Alternative and renewable energy supplies
Low energy and passive heating and cooling
Waste minimisation in construction
Development of modelling and simulation methods in architectural science
Development of design tools and guidance
Energy and environmental assessment
Building construction processes
Research in the design process
Integrating combined heat and power use with buildings
Energy performance studies of buildings in use
Socio-technical transitions to sustainability
Low-carbon innovation.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

For entry requirements, please see:

Cardiff University
Welsh School of Architecture


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The Welsh School of Architecture at Cardiff University is one of the top-ranked schools of architecture in the UK. Established in 1920, we attract postgraduate students from around the world who benefit from the unique experience of studying and living in the friendly and welcoming capital city of Wales.

Through our research and teaching we seek to create a built environment that enhances people’s lives without destroying the planet for future generations. We collaborate with universities, industry and architectural practices across the world to maximise our student learning experience and the ...

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