University of Manchester: Architecture (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD)

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Environment, Education and Development View department profile
Web http://www.seed.manchester.ac.uk
Email pgr-seed-admissions@manchester.ac.uk
Telephone +44(0)161 275 0807
Study type Research

Summary

The Manchester School of Architecture is consistently ranked as one of the best architecture schools in the UK. With over 100 years of educational experience, we have strong links with national and international architectural practices. Our architectural research is carried out within the Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) and looks beyond technical design to the complex processes and practices that run through the development, adaptation and use of built environments. Our staff engage with research projects throughout the world, including the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, South East Asia and the US.

At MARC we set ourselves the mission of critically traversing the disciplinary boundaries of architecture and the social sciences to open up new areas of architectural research, create new standards of architectural pedagogy, and craft a new conceptual language to inform and influence urban policy. Research focuses on social studies of architecture, architectural history and theory, the politics of urban infrastructure and networks of architectural expertise. What affords this mission is MARC's unique institutional setting: it is hosted both by The University of Manchester at the School of Environment, Education and Development, and by the Manchester School of Architecture, a joint School with the Manchester Metropolitan University. This allows MARC to benefit from synergies with Planning and Environmental Management, Geography, and a number of other humanities disciplines, and at the same time from engagements with the production of architectural knowledge in the context of an architectural school. Making connections between these disciplines and practices, MARC has developed a distinctive expertise based on theoretical experimentation, methodological rigour, empirical attention, and hands-on studies of architectural practice, building technology, and techniques of architectural representation and mapping.

We welcome applications in many areas, including: pragmatist turn in architecture; anthropology of architectural production, transdisciplinarity in architecture, mobility of architectural discourse; zero-carbon architectures; the politics of construction.

2 course options

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

First or upper second class honours Bachelor degree (or international equivalent) and
A relevant postgraduate qualification, generally a Master degree, with Merit and a minimum average grade of 60% in the taught modules and a minimum grade of 60% in the dissertation (or international equivalent)
Candidates whose first language is not English require one of the following certificates:
IELTS test minimum scores - 7 overall, 7 writing, 6 other sections
TOEFL (internet based) test minimum scores - 100 overall, 25 writing, 22 other sections
Pearson Test of English (PTE) minimum scores - 66 overall, 66 writing, 59 other sections
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade B

Assessment

Assessment is by a research project.

Location Main Site
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Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Fees

EU 5750 GBP for Year 1
England 5750 GBP for Year 1
Northern Ireland 5750 GBP for Year 1
Scotland 5750 GBP for Year 1
Wales 5750 GBP for Year 1
Channel Islands 5750 GBP for Year 1
International 18000 GBP for Year 1

The University of Manchester
School of Environment, Education and Development

 


The University of Manchester The  School of Environment, Education and Development  (SEED) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in both research and teaching. Our core aim is to understand, and improve the uneven relationships between society, economy, and the environment.

SEED is a working collaboration between five interrelated specialisms: Architecture , Education , Geography , the Global Development Institute , and Planning and Environmental Management .  As a school, we encourage each area to retain their own character while developing our combined, interdisciplinary presence.

We are a school of substantial size and diversity with a large and diverse ...

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