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, February, March, April, May, September, October, November
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.
We're ranked 1st for research intensity in Architecture amongst London modern competitors (Complete University Guide 2019).
Read more about research in the School of the Built Environment and Architecture.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
distance learning = 6 years.
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- +44 (0) 20 7815 6100