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Postgraduate Admissions

Apply using the Applicant Portal

The Apply Now button on the right will take you to the Applicant Portal. There, you can create and submit your application and supporting documents, and you can also request your references.

An application is only complete when:

  1. you have submitted your application and supporting documents via the Applicant Portal
  2. you have paid the £70 application fee. Further information on application fees see here.
  3. your referees have provided their references.

If you miss the deadlines specified in this section, you will not be able to submit your application.

The first deadline for admissions, when the most if not all places will be filled, is in early January, when applicants will also be considered for funding. Should any places remain available after this date, rolling admissions continues until the final deadline on May 20th.

Decisions are usually made in time to meet the funding nomination deadline. Please note that your admission is subject to final approval by the University's Graduate Admissions Office.

Selection Process

Should places with the proposed supervisor remain available, applications received after the funding deadline are considered on a rolling basis until the final deadline.

Further information on How To Apply


Things You'll Need

In order to apply for this course you'll need to think about getting a few things ready before you apply.

  • Two academic references  
  • Transcript  
  • CV/resume
  • Evidence of competence in English  
    If required - you can check using our tool
  • Research proposal (M)
    The Research Proposal should be between 1,000 - 1,500 words and consist of a question and a hypothesis, a literature review, a statement on method, and key references.
  • Sample of work (1)
    This could be an essay from your undergraduate course, a chapter from your undergraduate dissertation, or any piece of writing that demonstrates your ability of research or familiarity with your area of interest.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

If you wish to be considered for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship you will also need to provide the following:

  • Gates Cambridge Reference  
  • Research Proposal (PhD applicants only)

See Gates Cambridge for more information.


How to Find a Supervisor

Because of the importance of the supervision system, we strongly encourage applicants to propose at least one supervisor and to frame their research proposal around their supervisor's research area. A list of potential supervisors is available at the Department's website. Supervisors usually take between one and three MPhil students per year.

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Key Information


9 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Department of Architecture

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Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Michaelmas 2021

Applications open
Sept. 1, 2020
Application deadline
May 20, 2021
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2021

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Jan. 7, 2021
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 14, 2020

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