University of Manchester

University of Manchester


The programme is intrinsically interdisciplinary and is open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research including: sustainable urbanism; urban design and development; socio-technical systems (particularly related to sustainable energy technologies); places and place-making; ecological and landscape design and the conservation and management of historic environments; the course encourages proposals for research by design.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or international equivalent; for direct entry to the PhD relevant postgraduate experience, generally a Master's degree; expected; IELTS 7.0 or a TOEFL 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.

Sponsorship information

SED Graduate Teaching Fellowships; full or half-time teaching fellowships, equivalent to UK research council rates, for study leading to a PhD.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,700 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0161 275 4740