Welcome to the new MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Cambridge's Department of Architecture.

The Department has established a new design-research MPhil degree with professional accreditation (RIBA/ARB Part 2) that builds on and expands the previous Diploma programme. This is a course that enables each student to identify a unique thesis topic and to test the possibilities of using a set of design proposals as a research methodology. This course provides a platform for bringing together the research interests in Cambridge with its studio objectives. The means by which this happens is continually evolving and places the debate about the relationship between research and design at the centre of the school. Each project is an individual exploration of contemporary issues in the built environment consolidating months of research, discussion and interdisciplinary collaboration in a design proposal. The images shown here are a snapshot of this work in progress.