Research course


Queen's University Belfast · School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website

PhD, MPhil

Months of entry


Course content

Research Strategies

The Centre for Architecture addresses the issues of architectural and urban design in an increasingly globalised world, where factors such as sustainability and climate change, identity and heritage, and notions of craft and form create a complex context that architecture has to mediate.

The Centre values both traditional and practice-based research, particularly research-by-design, which it uses to make new knowledge through not only the analysis of the existing, but also the documentation of new processes and situations created by new design thinking.

Architecture is seen both as a lens and as a measure of the 'city', allowing action-based research to create new situations that can be analysed and compared with the existing, whilst traditional work creates more epistemic impact.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Professor Greg Keeffe
+44 (0)28 9097 4214