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Architecture, PhD, MPhil, MRes

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD) programme 

As part of the Architecture programme from the University of Strathclyde, you'll be enrolled on the Postgraduate Certificate in Researcher Professional Development (PG Cert RPD). 

This certificate is designed to support you with your research and rewards you for things you'll do as a research student here.

It'll help you improve skills which are important to professional development and employability:

  • the knowledge and intellectual abilities to conduct your research
  • the personal qualities to succeed in your research and chosen career
  • the standards, requirements and conduct of a professional researcher in your discipline
  • working with others and communicating the impact of your research to a wide range of audiences

All you have to do is plan these activities alongside your doctorate, documenting and reflecting your journey to success along the way.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • MPhil / MRes - one year
      • PhD - three years
  • 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

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    73

    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 ®.

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General Requirements

You'll need a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any discipline.

The application

  • 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
  • funding or scholarship information
  • research proposal of 250 to 1000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated

International applicants

  • 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

Work Experience

Previous research or industrial experience isn't necessary but is advantageous.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16800 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 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: £4,327
  • Please note that 2019/20 PGR entrants may be subject to a small fee during the writing up period.

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.

Funding

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.

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