Architectural Science (PhD/MPhil)
PhD 3 years; MPhil 1-2 years (Full-time) / opportunities available (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
To offer knowledge and expertise for a career in architecture and other areas of building design, academia and the building industry.
In Architectural Science we address the development, evaluation and application of principles for sustainable, low-energy, low-Carbon design and management of the built environment, on scales from the individual component, through whole buildings, to communities.
The following areas are of particular strength:
- Sustainable housing design
- Human interaction with the built environment
- Urban planning for sustainability
- Adaptation to climate change
- Health and comfort in buildings and settlements
- Responsive facades
- Naturally ventilated buildings
- Efficient building services
- Alternative and renewable energy supplies
- Low energy and passive heating and cooling
- Waste minimisation in construction
- Development of modelling and simulation methods in architectural science
- Development of design tools and guidance
- Energy and environmental assessment
- Building construction processes
- Research in the design process
- Integrating combined heat and power use with buildings
- Energy performance studies of buildings in use
- Socio-technical transitions to sustainability
- Low-carbon innovation
Assessment: Submission of a thesis followed by oral examination for both MPhil and PhD.
Suitable for graduates in architecture, planning, engineering, social sciences, computer science and environmental sciences. An upper second class honours degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirements (e.g. 6.5 IELTS).
Note: International students pursuing part-time programmes of study are not eligible for Tier 4 General Student) visas and must have alternative leave to remain in the UK if they intend to study at the University in person.
UK & EU Full Time for 2013/14
UK & EU Part Time for 2013/14
International Full Time for 2013/14
International Part Time for 2013/14
Next intake: The University has four entry points for research degrees; 1st October, 1st January, 1st April or 1st July
Name: Ms Katrina Lewis
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2087 6251
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4623