Our Approach

Our approach involves: the development and application of an interdisciplinary approach to researching architecture and its links to urban development, understanding technological innovation and urban change; analysing and integrating previously disconnected research fields - architecture and urban planning, the property sector, civil engineering and utilities industry, and stimulating collaborative, inter-disciplinary methodological approaches to understanding architecture and engaging with contemporary practice in a global context.

Our PhD/MPhil programme is intrinsically inter-disciplinary and is open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research including; sustainable urbanism, urban design and development, ecological and landscape design and the conservation and management of historic environments. We also encourage proposals for research by design.

Who should I contact?

Please contact either Yamuna Kaluarachchi or Albena Yaneva for an informal discussion about your research interests.



Explore the research topics and profiles of our current PhD students