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Master of Philosophy

Who is it for?

Masters research degree programmes are advanced study programmes for graduates (or equivalent) who aspire to positions of professional leadership and responsibility in the field of built environment, or to develop a career in built environment research.

Programme structure

Postgraduates will be trained in research by experienced supervisors. The research training will include practical and theoretical activities focused on a specific research topic agreed by the student and the supervisor.

Training will cover:

  • Critical and analytical skills
  • Presentation and writing skills
  • Research programme planning


Progress is judged through the completion of the learning agreement, a self-evaluation report and final thesis submission. Full-time students may be allowed to undertake part of their work outside the University of Salford.


Normally 1-2 years full-time/part-time depending on individual qualifications and study needs.


For details on entry requirement and fees, please see our page on applying for postgraduate research degrees.