"Architecture is about designing our future. Engaging with past and present thinking on practice, culture and technology our graduates are professionals with knowledge and skills to design and deliver the built environments of tomorrow."
Dr Gary Boyd, Head of Discipline (Architecture)
Undergraduate degree courses in Architecture
BSC ARCHITECTURE - ARB/RIBA PART 1
QUB is one of the top places in the UK to study Architecture. Regularly highly ranked in league tables: 2015 1st satisfaction - Sunday Times. 2015 5th overall – Guardian. 2018 1st Added Value, 7th overall, 7th Career - Guardian. 90% of 2017 graduates received a 1st or 2:1 degree. Note: Entry does NOT require A Level Art, Maths or Physics
Postgraduate taught degree courses in Architecture
MASTER IN ARCHITECTURE (MARCH) ARB/RIBA Part 2
The programme encompasses design, technology and practice, history and theory. Much of the degree is studio based with an emphasis on self-directed study and ambitious agendas. The focus of the MArch is to investigate and develop the relationships between critical practice, design and research in the making of architectural proposals
POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN ARCHITECTURE ARB/RIBA PART3
The final examination in an architect's education. This one year, part-time programme provides exemption from the RIBA Final Examination Part III and is recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) for the UK for the purposes of registration under the Architects Act 1997.
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH (PHD) OPPORTUNITIES IN architecture
The School warmly welcomes all enquiries regarding MPhil and PhD research in Architecture. Please consult our staff pages to identify and contact a potential supervisor or visit our current list of Studentships
There are two possible routes to devising a suitable PhD / MPhil topic. The first is to construct a proposal in close consultation with a potential supervisor based in the School. The second is to apply for a staff-driven proposal. The staff-driven projects will be advertised in October to start the following September . Details of the deadline for a September start will be released in early November. We are delighted to receive applications from international/non-EEA students at any time. Funding opportunities and deadlines vary by country. Note that it is possible to apply for a place to study towards a PhD at any time. Part-time study is possible for self-funded students.
WHAT IS A PHD?
Doctorates are awarded for the creation and interpretation of knowledge through original research. This requires the ability to conceptualise, design and implement projects for the generation of significant new knowledge and understanding.
Entry to the PhD programme normally requires at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The range of cognate disciplines is considerable given the strongly inter-disciplinary character of the subjects. The programme runs for 3 year full-time or 6 years part-time.
WHAT IS AN MPHIL?
An MPhil is similar to the PhD, but is undertaken over a shorter period of time. Entry to the MPhil programme normally requires at least an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate discipline. The programme runs for 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS / FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
For a place to pursue PhD and MPhil postgraduate studies, we normally require an upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) as a minimum. Please note that there are differences between entrance requirements and requirements for funding, which are assessed separately.
The School is normally allocated a number of research studentships each year relevant to UK/EU applicants. These studentships are managed through School. The deadline for applications that wish to be considered for a School studentship (or DFE award) is mid-February
Suitably qualified applicants applying for a project orientated towards the humanities will also be eligible for a Northern Bridge (AHRC) studentship. For further details of this competition, please visit the Northern Bridge website: www.northernbridge.ac.uk.
There is a residency requirement (UK, EU) for all three funding schemes. Funding for non-EEA students varies by country. For examples of international funding opportunities through Queen’s please see here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/ . Applicants who are non-EEA nationals must satisfy the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requirements for English language for visa purposes.
In the first instance, please contact a potential supervisor to discuss making an application. For general inquiries, please contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinator, Dr. Mohammed Sonebi