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Construction Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 15 Construction Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

Construction Management is a field of study that covers the planning, design, construction and management of facilities and infrastructure. It is a growing field, with an increasing demand for qualified professionals and researchers.

What’s it like to do a PhD in Construction Management?

Doctoral research in Construction Management can encompass a variety of topics, from the impact of new technologies on the construction industry to innovative approaches to project management. Typical research topics include:

  • Building resilience
  • Built environment
  • Climate change resilience
  • Energy demand
  • Energy efficiency
  • IT
  • Procurement
  • Sustainability

A PhD candidate in construction management might also choose to focus on a specific area of the construction industry, such as architecture, engineering or contracting.

No matter what the focus of their research, PhD candidates in Construction Management are expected to produce a substantial piece of original scholarship. This may include conducting original research, writing a dissertation or publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for a typical PhD in Construction Management usually involve a Bachelors and a Masters degree in a related subject. You’ll also need to submit a compelling research proposal detailing your study plans. You may also need some professional experience, depending on the programme.

PhD in Built Environment funding options

In the UK, PhDs in Construction Management are funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), depending on the focus of your research. This funding will provide a tuition fee waiver and a living cost stipend. You may submit your own research proposal before being considered for funding, or apply for a project that already has funding attached.

It’s also possible to apply for a PhD loan to help with the costs of a doctorate in Construction Management (although this can’t be combined with Research Council funding). Other options for financial support include university scholarships, graduate teaching assistantships and charities.

If you’re considering a part-time PhD in Construction Management, it may also be worth asking your employer if they’re happy to sponsor you.

PhD in Construction Management careers

A doctoral degree in Construction Management can prepare you for a career in a wide range of industries, including construction, engineering, architecture, real estate and property management.

The skills you learn in a Construction Management doctorate can be applied in a wide range of industries, making you a versatile and employable graduate. You will be able to work in a range of positions, such as site manager, construction manager, project manager or estimator. You could also become a full-time researcher or teacher.

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Managing the risk of social value gap in infrastructure projects

Infrastructure projects are critical to foster countries’ economic development, prosperity and growth. It has been reported that till 2030, there will be a need to invest on average 3 trillion USD annually to keep pace with population growth. Read more

Analysing Strategies for Resilient Supply Chains with a Circular Economy Approach

The manner in which customers and organisations buy goods and services have changed dramatically in recent times. Globalisation policies, reduction of trade barriers, development of new technologies (e.g. Read more

Digital twin-based risk management framework for construction projects

With the advent of Construction 4.0 era, the digitization of the construction industry is accelerating due to the emergence of various digital technologies, such as building information modeling (BIM), photogrammetry technology, and digital twin (DT). Read more

Fully funded PhD studentships in Resilient Infrastructure

The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering aims to be the world's leading integrated centre for built environment research, education, and learning, and is committed to investing in the next generation of exceptional researchers. Read more

Construction and demolition waste disposal to energy generation: An exploratory study

  Research Group: Centre For Sustainable Environments
Globally, there is an alarming concern about the increasing statistics on the generation of construction and demolition waste. The waste hierarchy – prevent, reduce, recycle, recovery and disposal – which encourages the sustainable use of resources, unwittingly considers waste disposal. Read more

PhDs in Natural and Built Environment

Our research seeks to understand the impact of social, environmental, and economic changes on society, drawing on this understanding to contribute to the better design and planning of spaces and places. Read more
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