MPhil/PhD Architecture- Research Opportunities
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Opportunities exist in the Lincoln School of Architecture to undertake supervised research for the degrees MA/MSc via the University’s Learning Contract Scheme, Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The active research base in the School ensures that staff are involved in current debates and that students are made aware of new developments and issues.
Research students normally have two internal supervisors with specialist knowledge of their subject areas, and they have regular meetings with them for advice, monitoring and other support. Students are introduced to the relevant research methods through taught units and they are encouraged to give presentations to postgraduate seminars, which are held regularly throughout the year. They are also encouraged to apply for funding to attend conferences and to publish in conference proceedings and in refereed journals. Exceptional students may have an opportunity to contribute to teaching within the School.
All professional courses in Architecture are validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).
Research Areas, Projects & Topics
Main areas of research include:
- History and Theory of Architecture and Design
- Urban Design
- Environmental Design
- Shelter, Development and Regeneration
- Participatory Design
- Exhibition and Event Design and Management
- Interior Design
- Heritage and Conservation
- Museum and Exhibition Design
- Communicative Environment.
Applicants should have a degree in Architecture or cognate subject.
* Academic year September- July
Guidance for Postgraduate Fees
To complete a standard Masters Taught programme, you must complete 180 credit points.
Full time students will be invoiced for the programme in full upon initial enrolment.
For part-time students, tuition fees are payable each academic enrolled. To calculate your part-time fees, multiply the part-time fee per credit point by the number of credits you intend to complete within that academic year. This is usually between 60 and 90 credit points per year.
For example, if the fee per credit point for your programme is £38, and you enrol on 60 credits, the tuition fee payable for that academic year will be £2280.
Full time and part time postgraduate research students will be invoiced the published set fee each academic year enrolled, up to the point of thesis submission.
Upon first enrolment, the full set fee is payable for students commencing August and September. Fees will be charged pro-rata for enrolments October through to July. For example, if the relevant full time fee is £4088 and you first enrol in November, your tuition fees will be (£4088/12)*9 = £3066
All continuing students are required to re-enrol no later than September of each academic year. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students each academic year (including continuing students that re-enrol later than September).
A reduced ‘writing-up’ fee in the 12 month period prior to thesis submission may be applicable subject to your progress. After your Viva Voce examination, additional fees will be payable if a second Viva Voce examination is required.
For further information and for details about funding your study, scholarships and bursaries, please see our Postgraduate Fees & Funding pages.