Postgraduate Research

"The School of the Built Environment offers a comprehensive range of research programmes which give researchers worldwide the opportunity to realise their ambition to achieve higher qualifications via research.

At the forefront of built environment research, the School is also recognised for the warm, friendly, yet professional environment we offer international and home students. The School welcomes students who have an interest in its programmes and promises a nourishing and healthy research experience to our research students whether enrolling on campus based or distance-learning programmes.

Each of our students is assigned a supervisor and co-supervisor from the University who are active in the area of research, along with  a personal tutor who will offer support and guidance when needed. Our programmes are enriched by access to comprehensive in-house training support, which addresses researchers’ needs during all stages of their research. The School complements wider University services for postgraduates by offering in-sessional English language support.

The School hosts postgraduate workshops and seminars and even runs its own annual International Postgraduate Research Conference. These activities make the School of the Built Environment unique in engaging with its researchers in a highly interactive and vibrant environment."

Dr Chaminda Pathirage - Director of Postgraduate Research Studies (