Research is an integral part of the School's activities. There are opportunities for research students to work closely with members of staff in their chosen research fields and to work alongside research staff on a range of projects. There is also scope for working in collaboration with other departments in the University and with research units in other universities in the UK and abroad.
Research students are encouraged to publish with their supervisor and also independently. At the School's annual Research Student Conferences students present papers or posters to staff and their peers, which helps them to develop publishing skills and raises awareness of each other's work, providing excellent practice for participating in future conferences. Students also contribute to regular informal research group seminars.
The welfare of higher degree students is overseen by the School's Postgraduate Tutor and the PGR Committee. All new students attend a tailored induction programme to introduce them to their studies at the beginning of their candidature. Progress is monitored via six-monthly reviews through the School PGR Committee; each year they submit a written piece of work for assessment, and they can engage in Personal Development Planning. Students can attend training courses at the University Graduate Centre. They can also receive funding for presenting their work at UK and overseas conferences.
The School has three major research groupings: Architectural History and Theory, Architectural Science and Practice Research.
We aim to provide all research students with their own workspace and networked computer, in close proximity to the library, studios and other facilities.