The Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge is a world leader in architectural and urban research. All PhD students become members of the Martin Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies, the research arm of the Department. Martin Centre projects typically cross traditional research boundaries, engaging with transportation, land use, buildings, history and philosophy of architecture, digital media design and communication, risk assessment and mitigation in the built environment, natural materials and territorial conflict in divided cities. This offers a rich environment for collaboration both within the Department, with other disciplines in the University, and with other leading institutions around the world. In the most recent UK Research Excellence Framework Assessment, 88% of the Department's research output was considered world leading or internationally excellent. For more information about the Department and its research see http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/
The Department is delighted to invite applications for a PhD studentship commencing October 2018. The studentship is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Doctoral Training Studentship scheme. Applications for research undertaken in any EPSRC themed areas are welcome. See: (https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/research/ourportfolio/themes/). Students will be supervised by one of the Department's University Teaching Officers (UTOs). For information about our UTOs see http://www.arct.cam.ac.uk/admissions/courses/phd-in-architecture/how-to-apply-for-the-phd-in-architecture. Candidates are encouraged to contact a prospective supervisor for an initial discussion in order to scope out potential research interests and dissertation topics.
Candidates are expected to have a 1st class or a high 2.i undergraduate honours degree (at least 67% or equivalent), and a master's degree with 70% overall (or equivalent) in architecture or a related discipline appropriate to the research to be undertaken.
The studentship will be available from October 2018 for a period of three years. Full studentships or fees only studentships are available for candidates considered 'Home' or 'EU' respectively for fee purposes. For information on eligibility see the EPSRC website: https://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/eligibility/. The maintenance stipend for Home students will be £14,844 for 2018-19 increasing in line with EPSRC guidance in subsequent years.
Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.
Please quote reference GC15244 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
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