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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Southwark Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, MAY-21, SEP-21, OCT-21, NOV-21

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Overview

Research in the area of architecture is carried out by specialist centres. The majority of academic staff belong to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems.

  • Architecture

Research areas and themes where we are able to offer supervision include:

  • City depiction, design, and description
  • Architectural pedagogy, and design studio culture
  • Digital architecture, fabrication, and design research
  • Rethinking sustainable practice: adaptation, conservation, and architecture
  • Visualisation; augmented reality; 3D modelling; integrated project delivery; virtualisation
  • Architectural design as cultural product
  • The city as consumer
  • Structure as space: architecture, geometry, technology

A member of staff, who will be an expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community.

A PhD by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge; the ethos of originality and innovation is fundamental to our work in architecture. A research degree is of course different from a taught course, and research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from their supervisory team.

Employability

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills, in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in the range of research methodologies is available through the frequent research seminars held on campus.

When necessary, the research student can audit modules in relevant Masters courses available within the School and, in particular, modules on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University (or externally) aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas.

In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers as academics, writers, critics, and progressive professional practitioners.

Employability

All research students are required to participate in a Key Skills Development programme aimed at developing transferable skills, in addition to those employed in carrying out research. Training in the range of research methodologies is available through the frequent research seminars held on campus. When necessary, the research student can audit modules in relevant Masters courses available within the School and, in particular, modules on research methodology. In some cases, research students are encouraged to follow other courses available within the University (or externally) aimed at improving their general expertise in their chosen areas. In addition, they may be encouraged to follow language courses aimed at improving their oral and written skills - both essential in their future careers as academics, writers, critics, and progressive professional practitioners.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 14,900per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

London South Bank University

  • University League Table

    89th

  • Campus address

    London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, Southwark, SE1 0AA, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    33rd out of 59 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    105 53%

    52nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    30th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    38th

    3

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