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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The wide range of research activities in our School, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse environment. Research in the area of architecture is carried out by specialist centres. Most academic staff belongs to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems. Research areas and themes where we are able to offer supervision include: City depiction, design and description; Architectural pedagogy and design studio culture; Digital architecture, fabrication and design research; Rethinking sustainable practice: adaptation, conservation, and architecture; Architecture for humanitarian and development practice; Inclusive design and assisted technologies; Visualization; augmented reality; 3D modelling; integrated project delivery; virtualisation and cloud. A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting student's research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community. A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team. All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills, in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in the range of research methodologies is available through the frequent research seminars held on campus. LSBU is committed to supporting students to develop their employability and succeed in getting a job after they have graduated. Their qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market students also need to work on their employability, and on their career search.

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Full time | London South Bank University | 3 years | APR

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Full time


3 years

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Entry requirements

Students for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Please also supply two academic references as part of their application. Students will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications.

University information

Set in a vibrant part of the capital, London South Bank University (LSBU) has been offering vocational, professionally focussed courses since 1892. The uni is made up of seven schools offering both research and taught postgraduate courses: School of Applied Sciences School of Arts and Creative Industries School of The Built Environment and Architecture School of Business School of Engineering School of Health and Social...more