New Studio-based PhD Options Available from 2013

5 September 2012

The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning today proudly announced a new studio-based option for the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) program.

For the first time, PhD students will be able to supplement their studies with studio-based research.

Candidates will be eligible for assessment through either the conventional submission of a written thesis of 60,000 to 80,000 words or the production of a creative body of work for exhibition that is accompanied by a text of 30,000 to 50,000 words that frames their creative work.

Associate Dean (Graduate Research Studies) William Martens said that this new course structure reinforces the links between theory and practice and gives students new scope to demonstrate the breadth of their knowledge.

"The diversity of our research options is further enhanced by today's announcement. The addition of the studio-based PhD option will allow research students to explore new links between their creative outputs and the theories that inform architecture and design practice," Martens said.

This new program option presents students with the opportunity to engage in a design-driven project that draws on both creative and technical expertise. This combination promises to allow students greater flexibility to pursue both their academic and creative interests.

"This research option enables our PhD candidates to demonstrate their mastery of both theory and practice and will produce a new generation of scholars that are able to integrate research outputs from these complementary perspectives," Martens said.

The new course structure will take effect from 2013. Students interested in completing one of the faculty's higher research degrees should consult the Research Degrees page for more information and submit an application.

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