This programme is aimed at practitioners of architecture and other related spatial practices who would like to develop long-span practice-based research projects.
It will allow you to develop profound, rigorous and scholarly research and push forward and substantiate your own practice.
The programme is based around regular two-day seminars (10 per year), a series of longer meetings, plus trips throughout the world.
The seminars are organised as round table discussions of students’ projects.
Each seminar includes a visit by a cutting edge scholar or practitioner, and a common discussion of his/her work.
Find out more about our research degrees, including information about starting your research, upgrading to PhD registration, and submitting your thesis.
Thesis and viva voce.
You should normally have (or expect to be awarded) a taught Masters in a relevant subject area.
You might also be considered for some programmes if you aren’t a graduate or your degree is in an unrelated field, but have relevant experience and can show that you have the ability to work at postgraduate level.
We also accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications, which can be found on our country-specific pages. If you'd like more information, please contact the Admissions Office.
If your first language isn't English, you need to demonstrate the required level of English language competence to enrol on our programmes.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 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.
We began life in 1891 with one ideal: to be a dynamic force for change. Today as part of the prestigious University of London, we carry out world-leading research on a regular basis and we continue to build upon that early vision, maintaining a rich academic heritage that combines our status as one of the UK's top creative and political universities (Which? University 2014). And we're in the UK's top 25 universities for the quality of our research, and top 5 in the UK in QS World Rankings by subject area (Research Excellence Framework, THE research intensity ranking, QS world rankings).