Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship available at the Kent School of Architecture

University of Kent - School of Architecture

The Kent School of Architecture offers a research programme, leading to a PhD research degree. The School promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research study in all fields of architecture, ranging from architectural design, through architectural history and theory, landscape history and theory, urbanism, construction history, BIM/structures, sustainability and environment, to digital architecture.

A particular feature of the KSA research degree programme is the wide spectrum of investigation and the possibility of undertaking research by design.

In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, research by the School of Architecture was ranked 8th for research intensity and 8th for research output in the UK.

The PhD scholarship is available in all areas of architecture and we especially welcome proposals on topics supported by the School research centres.

CASE – Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment

CREAte - Centre for Research in European Architecture

Please visit the Kent School of Architecture website for details of our research centres and a full list of academic staff and their specialisms.

University of Kent Vice Chancellor’s Research Scholarship

Administered under the Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Scheme. The current 2017/18 rate for the scholarship is £14,553 plus Home/EU fees. (Please note: this means that if you are an overseas student and you apply for a Vice Chancellor Research Scholarship you will have to fund the difference between Overseas and Home/EU fees.)

Successful applicants will normally meet all of the following criteria unless both the research proposal and references are exceptional:

  • Candidates must hold a good Honours degree (First or 2i) or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent.
  • Must be a new full time postgraduate research applicant applying for 2018 entry.
  • UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply. Please note that overseas students must have the appropriate documentation to evidence eligibility to work in the UK.

Your application must include a proposal of about 500 words that makes at least brief reference to a number of key points:

  • Your research questions
  • Your proposed research methods
  • The background to your research and current work in the field
  • Your suggested schedule of work, in outline
  • Your proposed contribution to the work of our research centre environment
  • A bibliography of existing texts in the field of your proposed research

Application requirements:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • English proficiency certificate
  • Transcript of records
  • References

The deadline by which all eligible research doctoral applicants are guaranteed consideration for funding is 21st January 2018.

Please apply here.

Please visit the University of Kent funding pages for more information.

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