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Research

Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

    • CRICOS Code: 056961K

    The experience

    Overview

    Research Higher Degree programs

    The MSD offers a stimulating and progressive research environment, attracting the best and brightest future researchers in our disciplines from around the world. MSD graduate researchers have access to generous funding and resources, and excellent facilities in a supportive, collegial environment. In addition to research projects conducted across the built environment fields, we host institutes, networks and hubs focused on urban and cultural heritage, housing affordability, urban data infrastructure, sustainability, learning environments and transport, health and urban design.

    World-class research

    The MSD has an international reputation for excellence in research, particularly within the built and urban environments. Our researchers are experienced scholars, leading debate and engaging with industry, policy-makers and the community towards real-world outcomes. Our graduate researchers are co-located with academics in our building and have access to specialist support which includes leadership programs, lectures and seminars, three-minute thesis competitions and more.

    Research achievements

    The University of Melbourne and the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning are consistently ranked highly in the Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) assessment. In 2018, Urban and Regional Planning was given a 5, the highest possible rating in the ERA assessment.