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

InstitutionUniversity of Manchester
Department School of Environment, Education and Development View department profile
Telephone +44(0)161 275 0807
Study type Research


The programme is intrinsically interdisciplinary and is open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research including: sustainable urbanism; urban design and development; socio-technical systems (particularly related to sustainable energy technologies); places and place-making; ecological and landscape design and the conservation and management of historic environments; the course encourages proposals for research by design.

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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 is by a research project.

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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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