University of Edinburgh: Architecture (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil)

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department Edinburgh College of Art
Telephone 0131 651 5736
Study type Research


Research interests include: architectural history (the history of architecture in Britain and the British colonial world (18th and 19th centuries); Germany and central Europe; European and North American modernism; renaissance Italy; the history of landscape; the history of technology; and international history of mass housing and urban development); design and studio practice (studio pedagogy; research-led teaching; research in and through design as informed by themes in contemporary architectural theory; methodologies of urban research and fieldwork; theory and philosophy of architecture: the architecture of spirituality, philosophy of architecture, philosophy of place, critical inquiry and methodology); technology, environment, and sustainability (expertise in lightweight steel structures; the building envelope; concrete construction; design and manufacturing; sustainable design); architectural conservation (in the widest sense, such as the bridging of the damaging gulf between 'heritage' and 'new' architecture; critical discussion of contemporary architecture, with particular reference to the market-led 'iconic' architecture of the last 10 years; and the general architectural and built-environment history of Scotland) and digital media and design (the spatial, social and philosophical implications of media; the relationship between computers and design practice; cognitive models of human-computer interaction; 3-dimensional modelling, mobile computing, sonic environment, and e-commerce).

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

Normally a UK masters degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.

If you do not meet the academic entry requirements, we may still consider your application on the basis of your relevant professional experience.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements

Location Central area campus
George Square

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