Research course

Architecture, Planning and Landscape

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in an appropriate discipline, or international equivalent. If you have no research experience you will need to register for an MPhil in the first instance.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We offer a flexible range of opportunities for postgraduate research. We welcome MPhil and PhD proposals in any topic related to architecture, planning, or landscape.

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

Research Training

Our Faculty Training Programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.

Although your focus will be on your specialist study, our aim is for you to develop a broad range of research and project management skills that will support you in your career ahead. We have nurtured a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary and supportive environment where staff and students from across the world can come together and share their research experiences. You can also choose to register for a Postgraduate Certificate in Research Training, which accredits the core foundation modules on the training programme.

You will study in our Doctoral Training Suite with purpose-built facilities for lectures, workshops, seminars and computer access to specialist software required for doctoral research in the social sciences and humanities. Each year we have two student-led research postgraduate conferences and we have a variety of prizes and awards to celebrate the successes of our students.

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Department specialisms

Architectural and planning education; Architectural science and environmental design; Cities and technology; Design history and theory; Environmental economics; Environmental management; Housing and community; Information technology in construction; Landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape design and landscape management; International urban development; Planning processes and policy; Spatial analysis; Urban Design.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills) If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Marian Kyte, Postgraduate Research Secretary, School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Email
marian.kyte@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6014