We offer a flexible range of opportunities for postgraduate research. We welcome MPhil proposals in any topic related to architecture, planning, or landscape.
We offer supervision in the following areas.
Architectural and planning educationWe conduct research into innovative teaching methods, the integration of theory and practice, and learn from related creative disciplines.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has funded research into effective skills transfer. This activity is strengthened through our involvement in the:
-European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE)
-Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)
-European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS) including the Le NOTRE EU Network
Architectural science and environmental design-Design related aspects of construction and the use of buildings
-Measurement of energy
Cities and technology-The changing relationship between utilities, the development, planning and management of contemporary cities
-Culture and the built environment, including cultural change and transformation of the built environment
Design history and theory-Architectural history
Environmental economics-Environmental economics
Environmental management-Our research in this area covers environmental planning, management, impact assessment, sustainability, and Local Agenda 21 issues.
Housing and community-Social housing
Information technology in construction-Computer-based information search
-Building product modelling with a philosophy of taking basic and applied research through to the end users
Landscape architecture, landscape planning, landscape design and landscape management-Landscape architecture theory, philosophy and environmental ethics
-Sustainable landscape planning, design and management
-The history and development of the designed and cultural landscape
International urban development-Interpreting and managing change in diverse urban contexts
-Improving the environment and quality of life in the cities of the developing world
Planning processes and policy-Contemporary policy and practice issues in planning
-Development and urban regeneration, in the context of theoretical developments and European experiences
Spatial analysis-Spatial change
-The use of GIS
Urban design-City design and development
-Urban public space
-Public art in cities
-Meaning in the built environment