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Architecture, Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #380 (QS) Canterbury, United Kingdom
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. 
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Overview

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

Architects and the designers of our surroundings are the driving force behind the design and development of our built environment. Whether they are designing new buildings, giving a new lease of life to existing ones, developing urban spaces, landscapes or contemporary interiors, architects have a profound influence on all our lives.

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:

    Although there is no fixed closing deadline for applications to research degrees, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible and 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:

KSAP incorporates the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte), which focuses on research in architectural humanities and design, the Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (CASE), which promotes research in the field of sustainable architecture, and the new Digital Architecture Research Centre (DARC), which researches the use of digital technologies in architecture and the built environment.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16200 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £2204
  • Overseas: £8100

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

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