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The award
PhD

How long you will study
3 - 4 years

Domestic course fees
CNY 80000 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts

International course fees
CNY 80000 per year

All study options

About Architecture PhD at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Overview

The Department of Architecture welcomes proposals for its research-based PhD programme. Potential candidates are invited to position their PhD research proposals on one or more of the Department's areas of strength, which include:

  • Architectural design and architectural studio education
  • Architectural, environmental or construction technology
  • Computer-aided architectural design
  • Architectural history and built heritage studies
  • Social and cultural study of the built environment.

Our PhD programme is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK's Department of Education as well as China's Ministry of Education.

The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years' full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.

Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies, with a budget of up to RMB 16,500.

Key benefits of PhD study at XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

  • Full-time students

    Currently the tuition fee payable by full-time students on postgraduate research programmes is RMB 80,000 per year. It normally takes three years to complete a full-time PhD programme.

  • Part-time students

    For part-time students, tuition fee payable is RMB 60,000 per year. Part-time PhD study is typically completed in four to seven years.

  • Fee waiver

    Fees are waived for students who are awarded an XJTLU PhD scholarship.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of academic qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme. Please see our entry requirements for additional information.

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