Welsh School of Architecture EPSRC-funded PhD studentship (PhD Studentship)
Reference Number: R1041
Key Studentship Information
For over 25 years the Architectural Science Group at the Welsh School of Architecture has carried out research on the development and application of principles for sustainable management of the built environment on scales from the individual component, through whole buildings, to communities. The Group has pioneered research on low energy, low carbon design and sustainability in the built environment, developing an infrastructure of research methods and tools, including computer models, an environmental laboratory and building measurement and social survey procedures.
An EPSRC-funded PhD studentship at the Welsh School of Architecture is available in one of the following areas:
- The role of space and place in low carbon transitions.
- Social aspects of the transition to micro and community scale low carbon energy (and heat) systems in the built environment.
- Public perceptions of Marine (Wave and Tidal) Energy Technologies.
- The use of building thermal simulation tools in the design of low carbon buildings.
- Parametric energy design through integrated multidisciplinary approaches: development of an energy performance framework for information transfer, management and analysis.
Start Date: 1st October 2013
This studentship is funded by the EPSRC’s Doctoral Training Grant scheme and by the Welsh School of Architecture.
Awards include full UK/EU tuition fees plus a doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,726 p.a. for 2013/14, updated each year).
Residency: Full awards (fees plus maintenance stipend) are open to UK Nationals and EU students who can satisfy UK residency requirements. To be eligible for the full award, EU Nationals must have been in the UK for at least 3 years prior to the start of the course for which they are seeking funding, including for the purposes of full-time education. EU Nationals who do not meet the above residency requirement are eligible for a fees only award, provided that they have been ordinarily resident in the EU for at least 3 years prior to the start of their proposed programme of study.
Academic Criteria: A good first degree in a related discipline is required (at least 2:1).
How to Apply
CV, research proposal and covering letter required in the first instance (followed by a standard Cardiff University application for postgraduate study if/when advised to do so). Email your documents to Katrina Lewis at: LewisK2@cardiff.ac.uk.
Please follow guidelines to writing your research proposal which can be found in this document.
Application Deadline: 1st May 2013
For further information or to apply, please contact:
Phone: +44 (0)29 2087 6251