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University of Westminster, London: Architecture and Cities - MPhil

Institution University of Westminster, London View institution profile
Department School of Life Sciences
Telephone +44 (0)20 350 66333
Study type Research


The School of Architecture and Cities has a strong reputation for research and hosts a series of research centres and groups. Doctoral students interested in the design and management of urban environments benefit from supervision by staff working at the forefront of research on strategic design, mobilities and place making.

The unique composition of the School combines the disciplines needed for the design of environmentally and socially sustainable cities. Our aim is to encourage the cross-fertilisation of ideas from architecture, transport, infrastructure, tourism and urban planning. The multi-disciplinary configuration of the School encourages innovative and joined-up thinking from our doctoral students.

Engagement with practice is part of the School’s research culture. Alongside a passionate group of around 100 research-productive staff, the School hosts high-impact professorial positions and influential visiting fellows. Staff collaborate with a variety of influential partners in the UK and globally.

Due to the applied and practice-oriented nature of the research, the School creates a substantial impact in a variety of policy communities. Symposia and workshops are hosted on a regular basis.

The School boasts an outstanding portfolio of externally funded research in Air Traffic Management, Sustainable Freight Practices, Smart Urban Development, Cycling Policy, ‘Monsoon Assemblages’, Major Events and Urban Change, Heritage and Cultural Resources.

Master of Philosophy - MPhil

The University of Westminster is a global university with London energy. You can be yourself at the university where individuality is encouraged, diversity is celebrated and anything is possible. With three campuses in the heart of capital  Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent and one in Harrow, you will gain practical skills and professional expertise for your future career, while being part of a supportive and vibrant community. Since 1838, we have been helping students from all backgrounds to achieve their potential and home to almost 19,000 students from 169 countries, among them over 4,000 postgraduate students.

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