PhD Programmes

The Sheffield School of Architecture is renowned for the quality of its PhD degrees and has a vibrant research environment where PhD students enjoy strong links to the larger research groups.

PhD supervision is provided by leading academic researchers across diverse fields and approaches, and is supported by a rigorous programme of research training. Sheffield PhD students come from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds and geographic locations.

Our PhD programmes are open to students with an interest in any aspect of architectural research, including:

  • histories, theories, practices and politics of architecture
  • environmental design (lighting and the thermal environment)
  • sustainability and structures
  • design processes and user behaviour
  • computer-aided design
  • emergent systems and complexity
  • socio-technical systems (particularly related to sustainable energy technologies)
  • urban design and development
  • community design and participation
  • places and place-making
  • feminist approaches
  • transformative education

We also encourage proposals for research by design and research by practice.

PhD Manifestos Conference

PGR Written

Students in studio

Studente - building local resilience

Children's Architecture Unit Project

Amro Yaghi - PhD Profile