University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Architecture and the Built Environment

Research topics include: architecture and globalisation; the Olympics and city tourism; city management, transport and sustainability; digital real-time modelling in architecture; economic theory applied to the construction industry and global construction; the growth and survival of construction firms; US infrastructure markets; the appeal of cities to visitors; the role of tourism in city development; the role of tourism in public policy; the complexities of urban life and its interaction with urban space and form; mixed income new communities; urban design and the political in the night-time city; a comparison between Western and Islamic society; the value of back gardens within urban areas; understanding the role of culture in the post disaster development process; a case of housing market renewal pathfinders in England; women architects in rebuilding after World War II in Berlin.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class or above 1st degree or equivalent; Master's degree (or Master's degree pending); applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,220 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 10,785 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time £ 4,220 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 10,785 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

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