Research Opportunities

 MAp of research interests of UFSS research group members

We are a truly mixed, friendly and energetic group consisting of academic staff, PGR students and visiting scholars. The UFSS group welcomes postgraduate applications at both the doctoral and master levels.  You would ideally hold an educational background in architecture, urban planning, human geography or sociology. We also welcome researchers whose interests complement our strengths adding an interdisciplinary perspective. We would like to recruit researchers focusing on a wide range of topics including but not limited to,

  • Urban morphology and cultural practice
  • Chinese urbanism
  • Transnational application of urban design theory and principles
  • Urban design for conservation and regeneration
  • Design governance
  • Public space production, design, use and management
  • Politics and place
  • Immigrants urbanism
  • Critical heritage
  • Place-making and community engagement
  • Flexible and transportable architecture
  • Infrastructure development and wellbeing
  • The representation of architects and architecture in print media
  • The culture of architectural competitions
  • Rationalism and neo-rationalism

For PhD or MPhil enquiries, please contact Dr. Fei Chen ( +44 151 794 2620)