Doctor of Philosophy - Architecture, Building and Planning

  • CRICOS code: 056961K

What will I study?


The PhD degree is for students who want to deepen and cultivate their expertise and theoretical understanding, and methodological approaches within their chosen field. They will do so to an advanced level and seek to make a significant contribution to existing knowledge.

Appropriately experienced supervisors and an advisory committee support the candidate to plan and arrange a course of supervised research designed to suit their individual requirements and interests. Students progress through a series of milestones during their candidature that are designed to appraise, guide and strengthen their work towards completion.

The PhD:

  • Is undertaken for up to 4 years (full-time equivalent) or up to 8 years (part-time)
  • Produces a thesis of 80,000-100,000 words, or a suite of creative works supported by a dissertation of 40,000-100,000 words, developed under supervision and representing an original and substantial contribution to knowledge.

Candidates can propose research topics relevant to our core disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, urban planning, property and construction and across a range of research themes.