RMIT's School of Architecture and Urban Design offers two postgraduate research programs.
Research in these programs can be undertaken by thesis or by project.
Master of Design (Architecture & Design)
Places in the Master of Design (Architecture & Design) program are currently only available in Interior Design.
Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture & Design)
PhD programs offer the framework, focus and discipline necessary to conduct speculative inquiry. The exploration of new territories of inquiry, contributions to the knowledge base of the discipline, and steps towards the redefinition of aspects of that discipline are the province of the PhD.
PhDs undertaken in the School cover wide areas of design including products, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, installation art, curatorial practice, communication, interiors, fashion, auralisation, spatiality and sustainable systems.
Application information for research programs
Please refer to the Guidelines for prospective HDR applicants (PDF 113KB) for comprehensive information about the program, the expression of interest process, the pre-application interview and application process.
2019 project guides
Before applying for a postgraduate research degree, you must select a project from the guides listed below.
- Find a researcher to discuss your proposed enrolment and interests. Refer to the staff research profiles for prospective academic supervisors.
- Contact the Postgraduate Research Coordinator in the discipline area or program area you are considering.
- Include a research proposal and/or folio with your application.
- Submit an Expression of Interest through the RMIT University Application Service for Higher Degree by Research
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