Architecture, Planning and Landscape (MPhil)

Newcastle University

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The award
MPhil

How long you will study
12 months

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How you will study
full-time

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About Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University

We offer a flexible range of opportunities for postgraduate research. We welcome MPhil and PhD proposals in any topic related to architecture, planning, or landscape.

We offer supervision in the following areas:

Architectural and planning education

We 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
  • non-destructive testing
  • simulation
  • measurement of energy
  • environmental performance

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
  • architectural theory
  • material culture

Environmental economics

  • environmental economics
  • valuation
  • benefit appraisal

Environmental management

Our research in this area covers environmental planning, management, impact assessment, sustainability, and Local Agenda 21 issues.

Housing and community

  • social housing
  • community development

Information technology in construction

  • computer-based information search
  • retrieval systems
  • 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
  • spatial statistics
  • the use of GIS

Urban design

  • city design and development
  • design control
  • urban public space
  • public art in cities
  • meaning in the built environment
  • conservation
  • urban regeneration
  • urban design

More information about staff specialisms and the School's research can be found on the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape website.

Part-time students will be based in Newcastle for the first year of study. Following successful completion of Year One, you can opt to study part-time, away from Newcastle.

Facilities

The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape has excellent studio teaching facilities and our research suite provides designated space and equipment for each postgraduate researcher. Our facilities include:

  • studios
  • exhibition spaces
  • print room
  • seminar rooms
  • IT suites

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage  - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/architecture-planning-landscape-mphil-phd/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree and a master's degree in an appropriate discipline, or international equivalent. If you have no research experience you will need to register for an MPhil in the first instance.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 7 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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