Architecture

The School of Architecture has an international and national reputation for research, with strengths in architectural science, history and theory of architecture and architectural practice.

We have established a number of research centres including

Research specialisms include

  • energy and environmental performance of buildings and systems,
  • sustainability at an urban scale,
  • resource use and management,
  • the city, landscape and environment,
  • cultures, histories and ideas,
  • visual cultures,
  • practice and pedagogy,
  • building design,
  • materials,
  • project management,
  • building law,
  • digital design techniques and
  • architectural education.

Distinctive features

  • Students can apply for up to £500 per year for expenses relating to their research.
  • There is the opportunity to become involved in teaching activities in the School.

Key facts

Mode of study Full-time, part-time
Qualification PhD, MPhil
Full-time duration PhD 3 years, MPhil 1-2 years
Part-time duration PhD 5-7 years, MPhil up to 3 years
Start dates April, October

We have a programme of regular research seminars, involving staff and PhD students, and an annual Research Student Conference. There are also themed workshops, eg on topics such as modelling or temple architecture.

Assessment

Submission of a thesis followed by oral examination for both MPhil and PhD.

Research is a big part of what we do as it leads to new understandings that are important in their own right, but also informs our teaching and impacts the outside world.

Our research spans the physical sciences, social sciences, humanities and design to foster excellence in key areas of architecture and the built environment.

Supervisors

A full list of academic staff available for supervision can be found on the School of Architecture's website.

Research areas

Architectural Design and Practice

Architectural Design and Practice is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Architecture research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

Architectural History and Theory

Architectural History and Theory is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Architecture research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

Architectural Science

Architectural Science is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Architecture research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

The types of jobs our students are often employed in include architecture firms, as university course tutors, consultant planner/designers, urban designers. Previous employers have included: Atkins, Cardiff University, Davies Sutton Architects, Hyder Consulting, Arup and Partners.

Funding

There are currently no funding opportunities available.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2017/18)

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Students from outside the EU (2017/18)

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Decisions will be made on the basis of your written application and the references received.

Applicants may be invited to interview (which can be carried out over Skype if they are unable to attend in person).

Suitable for graduates in architecture, planning, engineering, social sciences, computer science and environmental sciences with an upper second class honours degree.

We welcome enquiries and applications from suitably qualified people wishing to conduct research in a relevant field.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS). Please see our English Language Requirements guidance for more details.

Contacts

Administrative contact(s)

Ms Katrina Lewis

Administrative contact

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Open Day

Meet us at our Postgraduate Open Day on 22 November 2017.

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