Research course

Architecture

Institution
London South Bank University · Architecture and Design
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants 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 your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications. You will be invited to an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.

Months of entry

January, November, October, September, May, April, March, February

Course content

LSBU is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research in General Engineering, which includes The Built Environment and Architecture research - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Research centres

Research in the area of architecture is carried out by specialist centres. The majority of 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
  • Visualisation; augmented reality; 3D modelling; integrated project delivery; virtualisation
  • Architectural design as cultural product
  • The city as consumer
  • Structure as space: architecture, geometry, technology

A member of staff, who will be an 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; the ethos of originality and innovation is fundamental to our work in architecture. A research degree is of course different from a taught course, and research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from their supervisory team.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.

Fees and funding

Please see the postgraduate funding page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

distance learning
72 months
full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 20 7815 6100