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PhD/ MPhil/ MRes Architecture

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Full time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Research opportunities

The Department of Architecture's research portfolio is varied, covering the vast area between buildings and cities performance analysis, assessment and design. Our research staff bring to this area a rich tapestry of specific interests and expertise which our PhD students complement and help expand.

We are keen to receive applications from prospective students that match both our current areas and individual expertise. We are also interested in receiving proposals that bring new questions to the table.

Who we are: our research

The research and innovative expertise of the Department? of Architecture spans:


physical and social sciences, addressing design for resilient energy and healthy environments and systems

building performance and evaluation

urban science analytics and design

retrofit, conservation and heritage

Our research reflects the multi and trans-disciplinary nature of architecture and urbanism. It focuses on real-world problems and improving peoples’ lives. We're leading the way to a more sustainable future in response to government, industry and societal needs and we are at the forefront of research on how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising climate-changed world.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You'll need a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any discipline. Previous research or industrial experience isn't necessary but is advantageous.

University information

The University of Strathclyde is an international leading technological university, offering a diverse variety of postgraduate course options. With over 23,000 students from more than 100 countries, it has a vibrant, international community and welcomes students from around the globe. Research is at the heart of everything that the University of Strathclyde does, and almost 90% of Strathclyde’s research is rated ‘world leading’...more