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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Brighton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Doctoral study in design and architecture at the University of Brighton is embedded within an active research community whose supervisory support extends from architecture and design to expertise from around the university including art, textiles, engineering and medicine in both theory and practice-based design research.

You will join an academic community whose research encompasses applied and theoretical approaches in equal measure, much of it marked by interdisciplinarity and international cooperation, through leadership and participation in major grant projects.

We have nurtured research students through to successful careers, with Design PhD and Architecture PhD projects in Brighton that have included: sustainable design, sustainable architecture and urban living; contemporary textiles and digital user-experience.

As an Architecture PhD student, you will: have a supervisory team comprising two members of academic staff. Depending on your area study you may also have additional supervisors from other research institutions or external partners. become part of an active and engaged community of research learning, leading talks, and social events with opportunities to present your work as it progresses and network with other researchers; have access to excellent resources such as rapid prototyping and studio facilities as well as the Design Archives, which look after many leading collections related to the design profession.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,326per year

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

University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Employability is embedded into every course, helping students to develop transferable and personal skills.
The university is set between the sea and the South Downs National Park and has easy access to London.
International students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 59 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    117 59%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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