You'll need a first-class or upper second-class UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in any discipline.
Previous research or industrial experience isn't necessary but is advantageous.
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 1,000 words in length, detailing the subject area and topic to be investigated
If you're applying as an international student, you'll also 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
By filling these details out as fully as possible, you'll avoid any delay to your application being processed by the University.
Your proposal should clearly identify:
- your research question
- how your research question relates to other work in the field
- your proposed methodology and fieldwork along with the likely availability of information you'll need
- an indicative timetable
Research supervisors are assigned to you by the Department of Architecture. Let us know in your application who you'd like to work with, but the Department will team you up with the best supervisor to support your project.
Once we've received your application, your research proposal is passed to potential supervisors for consideration. If it's not compatible with the researcher's current projects and they are unable to supervise, it will be passed along to another for consideration. If they can supervise you, they'll confirm and nominate a potential second supervisor.
As soon as a second supervisor is confirmed, an offer of study will be sent to you through Pegasus, our online application system.
When you accept our offer, you'll receive a full offer in writing via the email address you'll have provided.
Accepting an offer
Once you've accepted our offer, we'll need you to fulfil any academic, administrative or financial conditions that we ask.
UK or EU students
If you're applying as a UK or EU student, you'll then be issued with your registration documentation.
An ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate is a mandatory requirement for some postgraduate students in science, engineering and technology.
Find out if you need an ATAS certificate.