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.
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.
At Architecture 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.
As a postgraduate researcher at The University of Manchester, you'll have access to a dedicated Researcher Development Team who will support your professional development throughout your PhD journey and beyond.
Our researcher development programme will enable you to become more aware of your developing researcher identity, equipping you with the skills you need during your PhD and prepare you to integrate into the researcher community.
At every stage of your career, you'll receive relevant, effective and comprehensive professional development opportunities.
We offer training sessions to build your skills and confidence in writing and presenting, with specific sessions on viva preparation, thesis submission and preparing for your Review Panel.
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What affords this mission is MARC's unique institutional setting:
- Planning and Environmental Management,
- and a number of other humanities disciplines,
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesArchitecture Visual Arts View 22 other Masters in Architecture in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Academic entry qualification overview
- 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
International19000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19000 GBP per year during 36 months.
National6000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6000 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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