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Architecture - Research Opportunities PhD

Architecture - Research Opportunities PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Architecture (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This structured programme of research skills training can enable you to develop the competencies you require for your study and future career. Assessment is via the submission of a final thesis and, in some cases, an accompanying written or oral testimony, dependent on the award. An experienced supervisory team is appointed to offer expertise and guidance on your research and you will be supported in applying for funding, attending conferences and publishing your work. There may be opportunities to contribute to teaching in the School, following appropriate training. Researchers in the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and to address the emerging issues facing professionals in the sector. This can include cultural, social and spatial characteristics of the built environment and communities; history and theory of architecture; urban design; environmental design and sustainable built environments.

Research students normally have two internal supervisors with specialist knowledge of their subject areas, and they have regular meetings with them for advice, monitoring and other support. Students are introduced to the relevant research methods through taught units and are encouraged to give presentations to postgraduate seminars, which are held regularly throughout the year. Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme. Research areas in the School can include history and theory of architecture, urban design, environmental design, construction science and management and sustainable built environments. Career and Personal Development: Graduates may go to establish and develop careers in architecture and design-related industries.

Different course options

Full time | Lincoln (Main Site) | 4 years | SEP

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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 (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.