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Housing Design, Development and Regeneration – by research

PhD / Doctoral.
Heriot-Watt University


in world overall ranking*


in local overall ranking*

About the course

A PhD helps students to specialise in one of the key research areas from visual arts, urban design, conservation or innovative technologies. By the end of the program, students should have made a significant and unique contribution to an existing area of knowledge through a thesis under academic supervision.

What you might learn

While researching for your thesis, you will be able to access specialist support including attending seminars, writing boot camps and workshops. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to demonstrate academic leadership, creativity and innovation in your research work.

Career outcome

Upon graduating from this program, you may be employed in roles such as environmental consultant, architect, architectural critic, urban planner, policymaker, advisor/ consultant, and etc. in companies including AECOM, The Australian Institute of Architects, Royal BAM Group, Lend Lease Group, Brookfield Multiplex, and etc.

Living Costs in Edinburgh**

(Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant)
£ 13 - 17

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom in City Centre)
£ 680 - 899

Rent per Month
(1 bedroom Outside of Centre)
£ 540 - 714

£ 3 - 3

Utilities per Month
(Electricity, Mobile & Internet)
£ 146 - 193

Average Salary***

*Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2020)


Tuition fees per year

£ 14,520



3 years

Upcoming Intakes

Sep 2020

Course Code



+60 3 5634 3767


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