Research course


University of Lincoln · Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Researchers in the Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment contribute to an interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and address emerging issues facing professionals in the sector. These can include cultural, social, and spatial characteristics of the built environment and communities, history and theory of architecture, urban design, environmental design, and sustainable built environments.

A structured programme of research skills training enables students to develop the competencies required for their study and future career. Assessment is via the submission of a final thesis and, depending on the award, an accompanying written or oral testimony.

An experienced supervisory team is appointed to offer expertise and guidance, as well as support in applying for funding, attending conferences, and publishing work.

Department specialisms

Main areas of research include: History and theory of architecture and design Sustainable environments Low energy building design Building performance analysis Post occupancy evaluation Health and wellbeing of citizens Whole life performance of buildings Housing Historical infrastructure and cities Anthropology and Heritage.

Information for international students

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages. for information on equivalent qualifications.

Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-session English and Academic Study Skills courses. . These specialist courses are designed to help students meet the English language requirements for their intended programme of study.

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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