University of Edinburgh: Architecture by Design (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh College of Art
Web http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying
Email ecaresearchdegrees@ed.ac.uk
Telephone 0131 651 5741
Study type Research

Summary

The Architecture by Design PhD offers you the opportunity to pursue design-led research at the highest level. The words ‘by design’ refer to your mode of research, mode of practice and mode of exegesis. Therefore, it is important to understand how your ‘by design’ method informs and directs a thesis over a particular research duration, and how the development of your ‘by design’ methodology is not only an important aspect of the thetic process, but also important to how your thesis is finally presented.

This PhD can be pursued through many lines and techniques of architectural inquiry, spanning design, buildings, technology, history, sustainability, conservation, theory, criticism, city, visuality, communication, philosophy, politics, environment, landscape, information technology and digital media.

Your output must contain original works such as designs, built work, drawings, models, photographs, video, sculptures, installations or websites and include documentation of the processes by which the work was produced.

Your research culminates in a professionally presented text of not more than 50,000 words and a comprehensive record of the exhibited material (images, drawings, photographs) contained in a coherent and archivable format (bound thesis and/or CD/DVD).

2 course options

Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level SCQF Level 12
Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website.

You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Location Central area campus
George Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9JZ

Fees

EU 4260 GBP for Year 1
England 4260 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 4260 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 4260 GBP for Year 1
Wales 4260 GBP for Year 1
International 18000 GBP for Year 1

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