PhD Architecture / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 36 Months. [Full-Time]
- Entry requirements
- First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
- A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)
- How to apply
- Apply online
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The Manchester School of Architecture is consistently ranked as one of the best architecture schools in the UK. With over 100 years of educational experience, we have strong links with national and international architectural practices. Our architectural research is carried out within the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) and looks beyond technical design to the complex processes and practices that run through the development, adaptation and use of built environments. Our staff engage with research projects throughout the world, including the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, South East Asia and the US.
At MARC we set ourselves the mission of critically traversing the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and the social sciences to open up new areas of architectural research, create new standards of architectural pedagogy, and craft a new conceptual language to inform and influence urban policy. Research focuses on social studies of architecture, architectural history and theory, the politics of urban infrastructure and networks of architectural expertise. What affords this mission is MARC's unique institutional setting: it is hosted both by The University of Manchester at the School of Environment, Education and Development, and by the Manchester School of Architecture, a joint School with the Manchester Metropolitan University. This allows MARC to benefit from synergies with Planning and Environmental Management, Geography, and a number of other humanities disciplines, and at the same time from engagements with the production of architectural knowledge in the context of an architectural school. Making connections between these disciplines and practices, MARC has developed a distinctive expertise based on theoretical experimentation, methodological rigour, empirical attention, and hands-on studies of architectural practice, building technology, and techniques of architectural representation and mapping.
We welcome applications in many areas, including: pragmatist turn in architecture; anthropology of architectural production, transdisciplinarity in architecture, mobility of architectural discourse; zero-carbon architectures; the politics of construction.
Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact Dr Lukasz Stanek .
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,750
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,875
International students (per annum): £9,000
Your tuition fees will cover the cost of your study at the University as well as charges for registration, tuition, supervision, examinations and graduation.
Payment of fees will also entitle you to membership of the Library, the Students' Union and the Athletic Union.
Sources of funding include:
UK Research Councils:
- Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP)
Includes 1+3 and +3 studentships. Residency eligibility criteria apply. CASE studentships are normally advertised in January / February on our website and at jobs.ac.uk
In addition, funding is sometimes possible from one of the following:
- Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
- Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC)
Internal awards are advertised on our funding page from November.
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