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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 offers expertise and guidance on your research and you will be supported in applying for funding, attending conferences and publishing your work. There may be opportunities to contribute to undergraduate
teaching at the University.
Academic research in the School is informed by the latest developments and debates in industry.
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
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 they 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 supervisor, 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.
Applicants should have a good honours degree in architecture or a related subject.
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.
(including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction)
(Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship*** £2,000 reduction)
* 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
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/].