Research course

Architecture, Design and Environment

Plymouth University · School of Architecture and Design

Entry requirements

A 2:1 or first-class honours degree from a UK university or equivalent from a UK university or equivalent, or a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to a degree. Other qualifications/experience that demonstrates that the applicant can met the challenges and demands of the programme. You will also be required to submit a research research proposal.

Months of entry


Course content

This interdisciplinary masters-level research programme in architecture, design and enviornment studies provices an exciting oppotunity for you to pursue an individual research project of your choice in line with available research expertise offered. You can expect to recieve grounding in the current approaches to skills and methodologies in practices and theories for research in architecture, design and enviornment.

The programme is seen as a prepatory springboard to introduce you to independent research and develop your writing and research skills for prospects in further research studies such as PhD and/or academic careers. Students who will successfully finish this programme will be able to start on a PhD, bypassing the first milestone period (MPhil), which is required before progressing onto a PhD.

You will be expected to join our MPhil/PhD students on a taught module (Research Skills and methodologies in architecture,design and enviornment).

The majority of the programme duration will be spent on independant research, with regular guidance from a supervisory team who are experts in your field.

You will be producing a thesis that will be examined through a viva voce by a team of international and external examiners.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-36 months
full time
18-24 months

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