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Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture, Design and Planning)



¿Qué aprenderé?

The Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning places a high emphasis on its research activities. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) may be undertaken across the school's active research areas: Architecture, Architectural and Design Science, the Design Lab, and Urban and Regional Planning.

The University of Sydney and the school itself enjoy strong research links with key institutions throughout Asia, Europe, Scandinavia and North America. The PhD in Architecture, Design and Planning comprises research and writing toward a thesis of 50,000 to 80,000 words. From 2021, Higher Degree by Research students will be required to complete some coursework as part of their candidature. Students will have access to a range of specialist units of study (found in Table R) relevant for research students. The pool comprises a range of development opportunities that include specialist analytical methods, professional development units and discipline-specific subjects relevant for research students.

Research areas

You can undertake a research degree – the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – in any of our research areas:

  • architectural design
  • architecture history and theory
  • architectural science
  • design
  • urbanism.

Graduate opportunities

Through the completion of a PhD, students gain deeper understanding of a subject area and develop analytical, problem solving, communication and project management skills. These skills are highly valued by prospective employers. PhD graduates may pursue careers in industry, academia and research organisations.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning



Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
A$45.500,00 (US$ 30.559) por año
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $45,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

1 Julio 2023


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2006, SYDNEY, Australia

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

To apply for a PhD, you need to demonstrate sufficient prior research experience and capability. In most cases, you will have either: a bachelor's degree with first or upper second class honours or a master's degree performed at a high academic standard, and which includes a substantial component of research; an equivalent qualification that demonstrates research experience, excellence and capability. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 85 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 6.5 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 565 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

Para estudiantes internacionales

To be eligible for admission to the Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture, Design and Planning), you must have completed the equivalent of one of the following in a subject area related to your proposed research area: bachelor's degree with first class or second class honours or, master's degree by research or, master's degree by coursework with an independent research component such as a thesis, dissertation or research project with a minimum overall credit average.

Outstanding candidates who successfully complete up to one year full-time or equivalent part-time of the University of Sydney Master of Philosophy (Architecture, Design and Planning) may apply for transfer into the Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture, Design and Planning) and be granted credit for work already completed: with approval from the supervisor and school meeting all higher degree by research progression requirements providing evidence that their research is of a sufficient scope and depth to sustain a doctoral thesis.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de The University of Sydney

University of Sydney, 4° lugar en el mundo y 1° lugar en Australia por la empleabilidad de graduados según QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022.

  • Ubicada entre las top 50 universidades del mundo.
  • 9 asignaturas en el top 20, 2022 QS Subject Rankings
  • 28 materias en el top 50, 2022 QS Subject Rankings
  • Sídney 4° en el Índice de Ciudades Seguras, The Economist

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