There are three research groups in the School, covering Sustainable Buildings, Sustainable Environments and Design.
Normally, students initially register for an MPhil. After approximately 1 to 1.5 years, the student submits a comprehensive transfer report in order to be considered for transfer to PhD. Upon acceptance of the transfer report, the student is permitted to continue to completion of the PhD.
MPhil/PhD opportunities are available across the range of activities within the School of Architecture & Construction but generally should be based on the areas related to the three research groups:
* Sustainable Buildings: Examines the balance between the constraints on building – technical, architectural, social and economic – and effective decision-making at the post-construction phase of a building
* Sustainable Environments: Focuses on regeneration, redevelopment, design and planning of urban and rural areas
* Design: Incorporates architectural history, landscape and environmental design, architectural design theory and practic