University of Huddersfield: Architecture and the Built Environment (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionUniversity of Huddersfield View institution profile
Department Architecture and Three-Dimensional Design (TA3D)
Telephone +44 (0)1484 472625
Study type Research


A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered. This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge. You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, guided reading or a combination of study methods).

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level RQF Level 8
Entry requirements

Applicants should normally hold either a Master's degree or an Honours degree at 2.1 or above in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed. Alternatively, appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum 5.5 in each component) or equivalent.


Students will produce a thesis of not more than 80,000 words.


Areas of research include, but are not limited to: Architectural design; architectural history and theory; building information modelling; conservation; construction project management; design management; disaster resilience and reconstruction; healthcare in the built environment; lean construction; modelling, simulation and serious games; process and performance management; supply chain management; sustainable environmental design and energy efficiency; urban design.

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EU 4280 GBP for Year 1
England 4280 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 4280 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 4280 GBP for Year 1
Wales 4280 GBP for Year 1
International 14000 GBP for Year 1

University of Huddersfield


About the University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield has a student population of around 20,000 students, with over 4,500 postgraduate students and researchers, and a large international community of students who come from over 120 different countries. There are around 1,350 postgraduate research students across campus.

Huddersfield is located in the heart of England. It is 2 hours from London, 30 minutes from Manchester and 20 minutes from Leeds by train.

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