PhD in Architectural History

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PhD in Architectural History

This programme is intended for students who seek professional training in the history and theory of architecture.

It offers the historiographical perspective and methodological tools required for advancing architectural history through a substantive work of scholarship. You will benefit from the environment of rigorous intellectual exchange supported by:

  • an extensive network of architectural history staff
  • a rich programme of architectural history lectures and workshops
  • a dynamic atmosphere of student research leadership

Through a combination of supervised original research and thesis writing with optional internships and other professional opportunities, you will:

  • gain a deep knowledge of architectural history as a field
  • develop a spectrum of investigative and rhetorical skills
  • mature as a scholar and thinker within an exceptional community of architectural inquiry—one of Britain’s largest and most broad-ranging centres for the study of architectural history.

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Entry Requirements

Normally a UK masters degree, or its international equivalent. We will also take any professional experience into account.


This programme is self-funded

University of Edinburgh Campus

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