If you want to take your expertise in Architecture, Interiors and Urbanism into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to do it.
The voice of the community is often missing from the design phase of a building – we're looking at how interior spaces are designed by examining the way people use and interact with them. We're also investigating how architects and urban designers might draw, write, and re-think ways to represent interior spaces.
As a postgraduate researcher, you'll work alongside our existing researchers, many of whom are former and practising architects and designers. You can join our collaborations with academic, charitable, community and commercial groups, work on projects in areas such as architecture, interior design, urban design and conservation – play your own part in transforming our expertise into impact.What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?
Once your postgraduate research degree is complete, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.
Your postgraduate research qualification tells potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.
After researching with us, our successful postgraduate research candidates have gone on to work in a variety of fields – including as research fellows, lecturers, environmental consultants, and urban consultants.
Current research areas include;
Interior design theory and practice
We're investigating how architects and designers might rethink the way they approach interior spaces, by exploring how buildings are used by people.
We're researching issues related to teaching and learning within creative and design disciplines, focusing on pedagogy, curriculum, student engagement, and learning theories.
We're exploring the models, technology and policies that can guide governments and planners to develop sustainable cities.
We're planning cities that can be both liveable for humans, while not resulting in further decline to the planet's ecological vitality.
Architectural and urban history and theory
Our research in this area of expertise is bridging the gap between the technical and humanistic aspects of architectural and urban history and theory.
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
DisciplinesArchitecture Design Interior Design
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. An online portfolio submission may be required as part of the selection process. All applicants are subject to interview.
For further fee information please see: https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree
For funding information please see; https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree/phd-studentships-for-uk-and-eu-students
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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