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MPhil/PhD Architecture- Research Opportunities

MPhil/PhD 3 years Up to 8 years School of Architecture & Design Lincoln Campus [L] Validated

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Introduction

Researchers in the School of Architecture and Design contribute to an
interdisciplinary community working to advance architectural knowledge and address the emerging issues facing professionals in the sector.

A structured programme of research training is designed to enable you to develop the skills and competencies you require for your study and future career. An experienced supervisory team is available to offer expertise and guidance on your research and you will be supported in applying for funding, attending conferences and publishing your work. There may also be opportunities to contribute to undergraduate
teaching at the University.

Research Areas, Projects & Topics

Main areas of research include:

  • History and Theory of Architecture and Design
  • Urban Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Interior Design
  • Sustainable Built Environments

How You Study

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 are encouraged to give presentations to postgraduate seminars, which are held regularly throughout the year.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the vast majority of your time will be spent in independent study and research. You will have meetings with your academic supervisors, however the regularity of these will vary depending on your own individual requirements, subject area, staff availability and the stage of your programme.

How You Are Assessed

Assessment is via the submission of a final thesis and, in some cases, an accompanying written or oral testimony, dependent on the award.

How To Apply

Enrolment Dates

To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October, February or May.

In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good honours degree in architecture or a related subject.

Enquiries:
Sally Cox: scox@lincoln.ac.uk
01522 837184

Facilities

The School of Architecture & Design is based in an award-winning building designed by Rick Mather. It includes specialised studios and workshops, designated study spaces for postgraduate students, and access to industry-standard architectural equipment, such as CAD and modelling facilities.

Career and Personal Development

Graduates may go to establish and develop careers in architecture and design-related industries. Those successfully completing an MPhil may progress to further study at PhD level.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry* Full-time Part-time
Home/EU £4,500 £2,250
Home/EU 
(including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
£3,600 £1,750
International £15,600 £7,800
Thesis Pending Home/EU £653 £653
Thesis Pending Overseas £1156 £1156


* Academic year August - July
** UoL Alumni students only enrolling on to a Postgraduate Research programme. 20% Offset against the tuition fee payable for each year of study.
*** All International students holding a UoL degree when enrolling on a PG programme. First year’s fees only.

Research students may be required to pay additional fees in addition to cover the cost of specialist resources, equipment and access to any specialist collections that may be required to support their research project. These will be informed by the research proposal submitted and will be calculated on an individual basis. Any additional fees will be outlined in your offer letter, prior to accepting your place at the University of Lincoln.

Guidance for Postgraduate Fees

Postgraduate Research

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.

All continuing students are required to re-enrol on their anniversary of their first enrolment. The relevant set full time or part time fee is payable by all continuing students on re-enrolment.

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 [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/postgraduateprogrammes/feesandfunding/].

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.