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Research Degrees (Master and PhD)

The School offers three research degrees at Master and PhD level:

  • MSc Town and Regional Planning (by Research)
  • Master of Architecture (by Research) 
  • PhD

These can be taken on a full-time or part time basis.

Masters by research                        

  • MSc Town and Regional Planning (by Research)
  • Master of Architecture (by Research) 

Full-time registration for a minimum of one year, part time registration for a minimum of 2 years.

Admission requirements: an honours level degree in Architecture or Planning respectively, with a minimum of 65% aggregate in the honours year of study, and a proven ability to write academically. The School only accepts candidates for whom it is able to provide supervision.

PhD

Full time registration for a minimum of 2 years, part time 4 years. However, it is realistic to assume a full time PhD will take at least 3 years.

Admission requirements: The School has limited supervisory capacity and therefore has to select its candidates carefully. Excellent academic transcripts at masters level (generally at least 70%) are a requirement. Research and writing experience, as well as a clear articulation of the area of research interest are an advantage. Students with a coursework masters may be required to register first for a masters by research.

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