Built Environment Research Degrees PhD

Built Environment Research Degrees PhD

A built environment PhD can be a pathway to a career in a wide range of related professions, especially in management roles – or in the academic world.  If you’re already in such a role, the PhD is a major piece of personal development, developing new knowledge and building skills for your next career step.  Birmingham City University has been a major centre for built environment education in the region, and PhD study builds on our expertise and professional and industry networks.

We cover the major built environment disciplines including surveying, project management, facilities management, planning, real estate and civil engineering.  We are interested in interdisciplinary research building links to areas including engineering, computing, health, law and others.

Entry Requirements

To apply for our built environment PhD research degree you should have, or expect to be awarded, a Masters degree in a relevant subject area from a British or overseas university.

Exceptional candidates without a Masters degree, but holding a first class or upper second class Bachelors degree in a relevant subject area, may be considered.

We also welcome enquiries from potential PhD researchers with appropriate levels of professional experience.

Career Prospects

The PhD is a well-established and valued academic qualification within the sector and is highly likely to enhance career prospects. For those wanting to follow a career in teaching and researching in Higher Education, a PhD is highly desirable.

Course Details

Full-time PhD Research: three to four years
As a full-time PhD research student we expect you to spend much of your time using facilities on campus and contributing to our research culture.  You may spend periods of time away from campus collecting data (‘fieldwork’ on site or using libraries and other facilities). You will usually spend at least 37 hours per week engaged in research.
You will usually spend at least 37 hours per week engaged in research.
You will be expected to complete your research and submit your work for examination within 36-43 months.
Part-time PhD Research: four to seven years
You would choose part-time PhD research if you opt to study while in employment or if full-time study is impractical.
You will be encouraged to use the campus facilities and attend research events when you can and may often work from home.  Electronic contact with supervisors is possible but face-to-face contact has great benefits.
You will be expected to complete your research and submit your work for examination within 48-72 months.
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