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Department of Architecture


*Please note that we are not accepting applications for October 2023 intake

The MPhil in Architecture is a ten-month full-time programme and involves minimal formal teaching. Students are integrated into the research culture of the Department by working one to one with a research supervisor. The programme introduces students to research skills and specialist knowledge. Students are expected to attend the Department’s programme of research seminars and other graduate courses. Informal opportunities to develop research skills also exist through mentoring and other opportunities by fellow students and members of staff. Students are required to participate in all postgraduate skills training courses on offer via the Department and from the School of Arts And Humanities Researcher Development Office. By the end of the programme, students will have acquired the type of research training required to carry on to the PhD or if conceived as a standalone degree, it would have equipped the candidates with enough skills to specialise and enhance their professional prospects.


Students will be provided with feedback via supervisions and the supervisor's termly reports.


The scheme of examination for the ten-month full-time course of study in Architecture for the degree of Master of Philosophy shall consist of a thesis, of not less than 20,000 words and not more than 30,000 words in length, exclusive of tables, footnotes, bibliography, and appendices, on a subject approved by the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art. The examination shall include an oral examination on the thesis and on the general field of knowledge within which it falls.

Students submit their dissertations at the end of their tenth month of research and need to achieve at least 60% in order to pass the degree.

To continue to read for the PhD degree following the course, MPhil in Architecture students must achieve an overall average score of at least 70%. Continuation is also subject to Faculty approval of the research proposal, and, the availability of an appropriate supervisor.