The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.
Months of entry
January, September, April
The Department's Research Degrees Programme is one of the largest in the UK. Staff and students in the Department are active in undertaking research and consultancy work in a variety of specialist fields, including low carbon technologies, architectural humanities, technology, development practice and vernacular architecture. This results in a dynamic and thriving research environment that adds to the richness of the experience of our research degree students and offers opportunities for collaborative research, exchanges and study overseas.
The Department enjoys a high reputation for its research (RAE 2008) and has links with some 90 universities in over 30 countries worldwide.
We welcome research proposals related to any of the subjects covered by the research groups in the Department. These include: OISD: Low Carbon Building OISD: Technology OISD: International Vernacular Architecture Unit DOSSier: Discourses on Space and Society Research Group Centre for Development and Emergency Practice
Information for international students
For applicants who do not have English as their first language, a: British O level, GCSE (grade A, B or C) in English Language; a TOEFL score of 650 or above (written test); or a British Council ELTS band 6 or 7 is necessary.
Fees and funding
Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Marcel Velinga
- +44 (0) 1865 483200