A+C Research Studentship
Number of Opportunities Available
3 full studentships (stipend and fee waiver) and 3 fee waiver only studentships
The School of Architecture + Cities at the University of Westminster invites applications for three full time studentships and three full time fee waivers for three and a half years from prospective PhD students to start in October 2023 or February 2024. Amongst others, we welcome applicants looking to undertake joint PhDs in partnership with practice, industry and/or business. Proposals are invited that will contribute to one or more of the following research groups:
Proposals that consider contemporary critical questions about architecture and its contexts, employing humanities-based and/or interdisciplinary methods, such as archival and documentary analysis; oral histories; film and visual analysis; drawing; participatory research; installations; and exhibitions.
For further information contact Kate Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org or Davide Deriu, email@example.com
Proposals that address the interface of planning, urbanism, landscape and architecture, focusing on the societal and environmental challenges faced by cities and territories in relation to climate change and social and environmental injustice. Proposals that contribute new understandings of decolonising architecture and planning, new critical perspectives of international development, diversity and social inclusion, and health and well-being are particularly encouraged. For further information contact Krysallia Kamvasinou, firstname.lastname@example.org or Giulio Verdini, email@example.com
Making and Practice:
Proposals that involve either the use of design or practice based methods and processes within their research, or on testing and evaluating design performance for climate change and human or non-human comfort in the built environment. Research methods may include drawing, fabrication, prototyping, live projects, installations, exhibitions, environmental design and analysis, or materials research.
For further information contact John Zhang, firstname.lastname@example.org or Paolo Zaide, email@example.com
Place and Experience:
Proposals that address questions related to tourism, leisure and events including city tourism and destination experiences; mega events, festivals, and event design; community-based tourism, tourism / gender, and responsible travel. Research should contribute to knowledge of places and experiences by engaging with wider fields: architecture and urban design; sociology, development studies; anthropology; or cultural geography. For further information contact Stroma Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org or Ilaria Pappalepore, email@example.com
Transport and Mobilities:
Proposals that contribute to research into making transport systems and mobilities safe, sustainable, equitable, accessible to all and promoting of health and wellbeing. Focus areas may include active travel; transport equity; sustainable freight and logistics; air traffic management. For further information contact Enrica Papa, firstname.lastname@example.org or Gerald Gurtner, email@example.com
For information about these research groups go here: http://www.openresearchwestminster.org/
Proposals that broaden the school’s commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and / or deal with matters relating to climate change will be prioritised. Home and international applications will be considered for funding and supported at appropriate rates. You are strongly advised to discuss your proposal with a research group convenor or potential supervisor before submission. The academic staff member responsible for PhD admissions in the School is Dr Kate Jordan who can be contacted by email via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry requirements and how to apply
Candidates should normally have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their Bachelor Degree or equivalent and preferably a Masters degree. Applicants whose secondary level education has not been conducted in the medium of English should also demonstrate evidence of appropriate English language proficiency normally defined as IELTS: 6.5 (overall score with not less than 6.0 in any of the individual elements).
Read more about our entry requirements here:
£5,520 / £14,110 per year for 3,5 years (+ 3% inflation) depending on whether the student is a home or an international student
£23,582 / £32,172 per year for 3,5 years (+3% inflaction) depending on whether the student is a home or an international student
Additional Funding Information
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The minimum funding available is a tuition fee waiver at home or international rates.
The maximum funding available is a full time living stipend and a tuition fee waiver at home or international rates.
|Funding for:||UK Students, EU Students, International Students|
|Funding amount:||£5,520 to £32,172 per year for 3,5 years (+ 3% inflation) depending on whether the student is a home or an international student|
|Placed On:||20th February 2023|
|Closes:||19th May 2023|
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