Research course

Architecture

Institution
University of Liverpool · School of Architecture
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

For research degree programmes the typical minimum entry requirement is a Bachelors degree (with Honours) at 2:1 level or better in an appropriate field of study. Equivalent overseas degrees together with an acceptable English language qualification are also accepted. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience with professional qualifications. PhD students are allowed to progress into their next year of study if the assessed work at the time of the Annual Progress Report is at appropriate PhD level. Students registered for an MPhil also have to satisfactorily complete an Annual Progress Report.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Research within the LSA is structured under the two overarching headings of History and Theory and Environment and Digital Architecture. History and Theory consists of two inter-related research groups that address the cultural and historical context of architecture and the visual arts. The Architectural and Urban History Group investigates historic and developing architecture in relation to cities and urban contexts, with an international perspective and a developing emphasis on heritage.

The Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts (CAVA) is a forum for collaborative research with cultural partners such as Tate Liverpool, National Museums Liverpool and the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. Environment and Digital Architecture consists of three research groups: Acoustics Research Unit (ARU), Digital Architecture Research Group (DARG) and Sustainable Environments Research Group (SERG).

ARU is internationally recognised for its research into airborne and structure-borne sound in the fields of engineering and building acoustics, psychoacoustics, human vibration (including vibrotactile stimuli), environmental noise, industrial acoustics (sonic cleaning) and the subjective evaluation of sound and vibration in the built environment. Excellent experimental and modelling resources are available in the ARU’s dedicated laboratory facilities.

DARG focuses on the use of emerging digital technologies in the design, construction and maintenance of the built envrionment as well as the impact of these technologies on education, creative processes, collaboration between different professions, virtual prototyping and production methods.

SERG investigates sustainable built environments and the interactions between the performance of the built environment and the processes, complexities and uncertainties that can influence that performance, including the risks associated with adaptation and mitigation strategies for responding to future climates.

Our research themes are:

  • Architectural History
  • Sustainable Architecture
  • Portable Architecture
  • City in Film
  • Transnational Architecture
  • Engineering Acoustics
  • Digital Architecture

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liverpool.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927