Project code



School of Architecture

Start dates

June 2019

Closing date


Applications are invited for a fully-funded three year PhD in the School of Architecture to commence in October 2020. 

The University of Portsmouth is investing in a number of funded PhD bursaries that underpin our commitment to our research base and the impact our research makes. 

Candidates applying for this opportunity may be eligible to compete for one of a small number of bursaries available; these cover tuition fees at the UK/EU rate for three years and a stipend in line with the UKRI rate (£15,009 for 2019/2020). Bursary recipients will also receive a £1,500 p.a. for project costs/consumables. 

The Portsmouth School of Architecture has leading researchers investigating a wide range of different topics, and we’re currently offering bursaries linked to the following research areas:

  • Cultural Heritage Conservation - contact Dr Tarek Teba
  • Architectural and urban history and theory - contact Dr Pablo Martinez Capdevila
  • Sustainable urbanism and architecture - contact Dr Fabiano Lemes De Oliveira

Research at the Portsmouth School of Architecture

Discover more about our research areas on our webpages.

Entry requirements

You'll need a first class honours degree from an internationally recognised university (minimum upper second class or equivalent, depending on your chosen course) or a Master’s degree with Merit in a relevant subject area. In exceptional cases, we may consider equivalent professional experience and/or Qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

How to apply

Discuss your own research idea

Once you've checked that you meet our entry requirements, you can find out more about  postgraduate programmes in the Portsmouth School of Architecture by contacting the research leads listed above or the Departmental Research Degrees Coordinator Dr Tarek Teba.

Please note: a university supervisor needs to support any bursary application, so it's important you make informal contact before you apply to discuss the suitability of your proposal.

Write up a short research proposal of up to 1500 words

When you apply, you'll need to outline the background to your proposed research, and your proposed research methodology. The proposed research should relate to one of the above research areas and it's essential that you contact potential supervisors for your research before submitting your application, so that they can discuss your proposal in advance.

Apply online

Your application should include your research proposal, a personal statement, proof of your degrees and grades, details of two referees, proof of your English language proficiency and an up-to-date CV. To be considered for this funded PhD opportunity you must also quote project code ARCH4420219 when you apply.

Eligibility and funding notes

The bursaries are available to UK and EU students only and cover tuition fees for three years and an annual maintenance grant of £14,777 (2018/19 rate).


Informal enquiries are encouraged and can be made to the research leads mentioned above.

For administrative and admissions enquiries please contact