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School of the Built Environment

Postgraduate Research

BIMThe School of the Built Environment has one of the largest global cohorts of PHD students and offers a comprehensive range of research programmes which give researchers worldwide the opportunity to realisetheir ambition to achieve higher qualifications via research.

At the forefront of built environment research, the School is also recognised for its warm, friendly, yet professional environment offered to international and home students. The School welcomes students who have an interest in its programmes and promises a nourishing and healthy research experience to research students whether enrolling on campus based (full-time or part-time)or distance-learning programmes. We offer research projects within the broad themes of:

  • applied buildings and energy (building physics/performance sensors/data collection, data analysis and visualisation)
  • digital built environments (Building Information Modelling – BIM; Geographical Information Systems – GIS; construction information communication technology; building performance modelling)
  • disaster resilience (capacity building for disaster mitigation and reconstruction, post-conflict reconstruction knowledge management and integration disaster risk reduction and culture; community engagement and participation in reconstruction)
  • education and learning in the built environment (career pathways for the built environment; mentoring and leadership development; learning environments)
  • infrastructure (risk and safety assessment in design, construction and maintenance; reliability assessment; value management; lean project delivery; procurement; innovation and regulation)
  • smart urban futures (ecologies of cities; urban liveability; adaptation to climate change and changing environments; future urban mobilities; governance)

For further details on our research opportunities, please visit our Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures and Sustainable (Built) Environments (UPRISE)

If you have any queries relating to our postgraduate research opportunities, please contact:

Dr Amanda Marshall-Ponting (Director of Postgraduate Research Studies)
0161 295 7056