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Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

We offer supervision in the following areas:

Architectural and planning education

We conduct research into innovative teaching methods, the integration of theory and practice, and learn from related creative disciplines.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has funded research into effective skills transfer. This activity is strengthened through our involvement in the:

  • European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE)
  • Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
  • European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) including the Le NOTRE EU Network

Architectural science and environmental design

  • design related aspects of construction and the use of buildings
  • non-destructive testing
  • simulation
  • measurement of energy
  • environmental performance

Cities and technology

  • the changing relationship between utilities, the development, planning and management of contemporary cities
  • culture and the built environment, including cultural change and transformation of the built environment

Design history and theory

  • architectural history
  • architectural theory
  • material culture

Environmental economics

  • environmental economics
  • valuation
  • benefit appraisal

Environmental management

  • Our research in this area covers environmental planning, management, impact assessment, sustainability, and Local Agenda 21 issues.

Housing and community

  • social housing
  • community development
  • Information technology in construction
  • computer-based information search
  • retrieval systems
  • building product modelling with a philosophy of taking basic and applied research through to the end users

Landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape design and landscape management

  • landscape architecture theory, philosophy and environmental ethics
  • sustainable landscape planning, design and management
  • the history and development of the designed and cultural landscape

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    There is no application closing date but specific deadlines for funding may apply. We suggest international students apply at least two months before.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and administrative support to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our doctoral training centres, Faculty Training Programme and Research Student Support Team.

Our Faculty Training Programme provides a community made up of postgraduate social sciences and humanities students and staff. It is a unique blend of cross-disciplinary and generic researcher development training, recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as providing a solid basis for doctoral study.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in an appropriate discipline, or international equivalent. Applicants with no research experience will be asked to register in the first instance for an MPhil.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National Applies to you

    4350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4350 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • The fees given above are indicative only. The standard fee will be confirmed in Spring 2019 by UKRI.

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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