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Architecture, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #368 (QS) ,
The main objective of the Architecture programme from University of Kent is to combine contemporary advanced research with an educational agenda, preparing candidates to practise in a global academic and professional world.

About

The Architecture programme from University of Kent promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research study in architecture, urbanism and related fields. 

A particular feature of the KSAP research degree programme is the wide spectrum of investigation and the possibility of undertaking research by design. PhD students have access to all University of Kent facilities and a weekly seminar designed for research students only. Each candidate is entitled to two supervisors.

About Kent School of Architecture and Planning

Research at Kent School of Architecture and Planning achieves excellence in both the history and theory of architecture and in sustainable urban, peri-urban and environmental design. School staff have design expertise and specialist knowledge; they are at the forefront of current architectural issues, including sustainability, technology, professional practice and research. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: It is recommended to apply no later than three months before your intended start date.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3-4 years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      5-6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research centres
  • CREAte
  • CASE

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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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).

General Requirements

A minimum 2.1 honours degree, plus a Master’s degree or MArch in architecture or an appropriate subject, or equivalent track record and professional experience in architecture.

As part of your application you are required to provide a CV and a detailed research proposal which should include the following
  • have a suggested title
  • be clearly written and demonstrates engagement with an area in one of the two Research Centres of the School
  • demonstrates originality
  • the proposed methodology
  • timescale (FT PhD's are expected to be completed within three years)
  • bibliography

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15700 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.

Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £2164
  • Overseas: £7850

Living costs for Canterbury

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • University and external funds
  • Scholarships specific to the academic school delivering this programme.

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