The MA Architecture + Urbanism course is the Manchester School of Architecture's taught postgraduate course which conducts research into how global cultural and economic forces influence contemporary cities. The design, functioning and future of urban situations is explored in written, drawn and modelled work which builds on the legacy of twentieth century urban theory and is directed towards the development of sustainable cities.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Ph.D Scholarship Funding: ARCHITECTURE + URBANISM

As part of MMU's £2.5m Ph.D. Scholarship Funding the Manchester School of Architecture seeks high quality research applications in the professions, practices, policies, histories and theories of architecture, planning and design.

Proposals may be based on individual research projects or on student-initiated projects in collaboration with a cultural organization outside of Higher Education.

Project aims and objectives

In an age where more people live in the city than the countryside, issues of architecture and its relationship to urbanism have never been more intellectually fascinating, socially vital and environmentally urgent.

The Architecture Research Group is involved in debates about the role of architecture in an age of economic globalisation, technological futurism, environmental and societal change which demand an approach to architectural studies that draws upon a diverse range of practices and plural forms of knowledge.

The research group is at the heart of an interdisciplinary project in which competing conceptions of design and development are brought into critical dialogue and we would welcome applications which fit with this remit. Central to this dialogue is the pursuit of research through which we aim to critically understand the evolution of design and development strategies, histories and theories of architecture and the wider social, economic and environmental processes shaping buildings, neighbourhoods, public spaces and cities. Drawing upon and connecting an energetic and diverse research community stretching across social sciences in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Manchester and art and design research within the Manchester School of Art at the Manchester Metropolitan University, our research staff possess a unique and broad range of interests and expertise across theory and design, policy and practice.

Specific requirements of the project
Successful candidates will have training in the specified disciplines or cognate fields. normally with a high 2:1 or first class BA (Hons) and a merit or distinction at MA or equivalent professional experience.

Full scholarship and fees only awards for full time and part time study are available.

Proposals may be individually initiated, or collaborative and have interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives. They will respond to the area of research excellence defined within the activities of the Architecture Research Group in the Manchester School of Architecture.

You will be supervised by leading practitioners, theorists and historians. Be sure to contact Dr Myna Trustram (M.Trustram@mmu.ac.uk) before you make a formal application for advice and feedback on your proposal.

Student eligibility
UK, EU and international students

Deadline for applications 21 March 2016 (9.00 AM)

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Dr Myna Trustram
Email: m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk

Examples of recent postgraduate research are available on the following website ARCHITECTURE RESEARCH
http://architectureandgraduateresearch.blogspot.co.uk




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