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Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2016.


Qualification type

PhD or DPhil (University of Oxford and a few others) - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2016.

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 belong 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 your 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.

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Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2016.

Applicants are expected to have a good Honours degree. If applicants have the equivalent of a lower 2nd or 3rd Class Honours they would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Master's level. Applicants will also be required to show proof of all of their qualifications. If English is not an applicant's 1st language they will be expected to prove their competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

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