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Architecture - Research, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months


We'll help you recognise and develop your transferable skills that'll have a positive impact on your research, now and in the future.


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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

You can study any option in your choice of our eight research groups:

  • Architectural Design & Conservation
  • Architecture & Urbanism in the Global South
  • Built Environment Education & Architectural Pedagogy
  • Construction Law
  • Cultural & Historic Studies
  • Innovative Construction Technologies & Building Information Management
  • Sustainable Design & Technology
  • Urban Design

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

General Requirements

During the application you'll be asked for the following:

  • your full contact details
  • transcripts and certificates of all degrees, translated into English where necessary
  • two references, one of which must be academic and obtained before you apply
  • an updated CV which includes research and/or industry experience and details of any publications
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

If you're applying as an international student, you'll need to provide:

  • proof of IELTS English language proficiency, if English isn't your first language
  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • a copy of your funding letter, if available

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    4260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4260 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.
  • Rest of UK: £4,260

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


Each studentship covers the home tuition fee, or international fee for many awards, and provides a maintenance grant of at least £13,836 a year, for up to three and a half years.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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