Our Programmes in CRA

Study in one of our MA or MPhil/PhD programmes. New MA stream in Forensic Architecture now open.

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MA in Research Architecture

How can spatial practice engage with questions of contemporary culture, politics, media, ecology, and justice? This innovative programme brings together MA students from a wide variety of cultural and educational backgrounds, and from a diverse range of disciplines to address such questions.

The Centre offers an alternative to traditional postgraduate architectural education through a unique studio-based environment that investigates the urgent political conditions of our time through a combination of fieldwork, theoretical enquiry, and forms of creative practice. The MA culminates in a single major spatial investigation, which includes both practical and theoretical considerations and concentrates on a distinct issue, process or site.

For students interested in the ground-breaking work of the Forensic Architecture agency you can elect to spend a portion of your studies working directly with the team on various aspects of their current investigations from mapping, modelling, remote sensing, and data visualisation to research and reflection.

Each year the Forensic Architecture agency offers a full-time MA scholarship that covers tuition plus a monthly stipend for a home or international student.

Please note your interest in this scholarship in your application - there is no separate application form. The deadline for application is March 22nd 2024 with short-listing and interviews to follow in early May.


MPhil/PhD in Research Architecture

The MPhil/PhD programme is aimed at practitioners of architecture and other related practices who would like to develop a sustained multi-year practice-led research project. It allows you to produce intensive, rigorous, and scholarly research as well as to further elaborate your own practice.

The programme is around bi-weekly PhD seminars as well as eight annual Roundtable seminars at which students present their research alongside invited guests who bring relevant scholarly knowledge and practices into the Centre. Together these activities combine to create a common conceptual ground for practice and research.

Past Guests

Senan Abdelqade, Michel Agier, Airwars, Nura Akkawi, Awol Allo, Maayan Amir, Louise Amoore, Peter Atkins, Kader Attia, Ariella Azoulay, Bart de Baere, Patrick Ball, Hilary Ballon, Asef Bayat, Marshall Berman, Ursula Biemann, Clare Birchall, Beatrice von Bismarck , Stefano Boeri, Joshua Bonnetta, Nicolas Bourriaud, Rony Brauman, James Bridle, Brenna Bhandar, Vincent Brown, Howard Cagyill, Grégoire Chamayou, Emilios Christodoulidis, Cooking Sections, Mark Cousins, Teddy Cruz, Dilip Da Cunha, DAAR, Lieven De Cauter, Nicholas de Genova, TJ Demos, Eitan Diamond, Ewa Domanska, Jean-Marc Dreyfus, Keller Easterling, Mona Fawaz, Michel Feher, Paul Feigelfeld, Thomas Feuerstein, Marco Ferrari, Hal Foster, Jennifer Gabrys, Baltasar Garcon, Maria Giovanna Nuzzi, Amos Gitai, Avery Gordon, D Graham Burnett, Derek Gregory, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Marta Gutman, Piyel Haldar, Sari Hanafi, Graham Harman, Stefano Harney, Andrew Herscher, Brian Holmes, Robert Jan van Pelt, Sheila Jasanoff, Ramon Johnson, Wolfgang Kaleck, Amy Kapczynski, Thomas Keenan, Patrick Keiller, Laleh Khalili, Yazan Khalili, Kharita Collective, Adam Kleinman, Karin Knorr-Cetina, Gaelle Krikorian, Laura Kurgan, Ernesto Laclau, Scott Lash, Suhail Malik, Bruno Latour, Maurizio Lazzarato, Jessica Lehman, Esther Leslie, Boaz Levin, Lawrence Liang, Jonathan Littell, Antonia Majaca, Carpanin Marimoutou, John McArthur, Yates McKee, Meg McLagan, Andrew Mehar, Sandro Mezzadra, China Miéville, Luis Moreno Ocampo, Rob Nixon, Adir Ophir, The Otolith Group, Trevor Paglen, Jussi Parikka, Oana Parvan, Gilles Peress, Nicola Perugini, Pietro Pezzani, Marcela Pizzaro, Alain Pottage, Walid Ra'ad, Juliane Rebentisch, Laura Ribeiro, Annelise Riles, Alice Ross, Florian Schneider, Felicity Scott, James C Scott, Ruti Sela, Michael Sfard, Ismail Sheikh Hassan, Adania Shibli, Catarina Simão, AbdouMaliq Simone , Eyal Sivan , JP Sniadecke, Grupa Spomenik, Shubhaa Srinivasan, Jonas Staal, Hito Steyerl, Michael Taussig, Alberto Toscano, Stephen Turner, Frederik Tygstrup , Lonneke van der Velden, Jamon Van Den Hoek, Françoise Verges, Cornelia Vismann, Pier Vittorio Aureli, Charlie Winter, Peter C van Wyck, Oren Yiftachel