PhD Architecture / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2022
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How to apply
Advice to applicants
Your completed application should include:
- two references, one of which should be familiar with your academic work, on headed paper from the institution, signed, dated and stamped;
- a degree certificate and transcript for your bachelor's and master's degrees;
- a research proposal;
- evidence of your English language proficiency;
- a detailed CV.
Admission to studying for a PhD or a Professional Doctorate is highly competitive, so please allow as much time as possible to prepare your application, browse our research pages and academics' profiles, and familiarise yourself with the application process and any important deadlines.
Your supervisor will be an important part of your PhD programme. It's a close relationship over several years, through which you develop your ideas, skills, thinking and research. Your supervisor's research interests should therefore closely align to yours.
If you aren't applying for a specific project, you'll need to find potential supervisors who will support your research. Details on recent publications, ongoing projects and particular research interests are all available on our academics' profiles .
We strongly recommend that you approach academics who complement your research interests before you apply.
Most potential supervisors will be happy to provide pre-submission feedback on a well-developed draft proposal that closely matches their research expertise. For more guidance, see how to write a research proposal
If you identify an academic who is interested in supervising your work, you may be able to receive advice and critical feedback that helps you to make your proposal stronger and more competitive. This is particularly beneficial if you are considering applying for funding. Please send your proposal to one potential supervisor at a time only.
Alternatively, you could apply directly . Your application will be given our full attention regardless of whether a potential supervisor is named.
How your application is considered
- the availability of two appropriate supervisors;
- the relevance and strength of your research proposal;
- your academic standing and relevant professional experience.
When you submit an application, you will receive notification that it has been received. Our admissions team will contact you to let you know if we require any further information.
We aim to process all applications within six weeks and will contact you with our decision as soon as possible.
You may be required to attend an interview.