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We have 35 Construction Management PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships 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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Optimising the energy and ventilation performance of double skin facades in extreme climates (On campus-Dubai)

Building façades play an important role in protecting indoor environments and transforming the occupant experience. Conventional façades, if not designed appropriately can risk leading in to a high Energy Use Intensity (EUI), increased infiltration and thermal discomfort. Read more

Assessing the effect of various protective measures, including nature-based solutions, on the resilience of critical infrastructure systems in conditions of climate change

  Research Group: Institute of Sustainable Built Environment
Project Ref. JWS2023-DV. The well-being of modern society heavily depends on the uninterrupted functioning of critical infrastructure systems (CIS) such as transport, electricity, water, etc. Read more

Low energy alternative binders for low carbon contemporary architectural design & repair of cultural heritage buildings

  Research Group: Institute of Sustainable Built Environment
Project Ref. JWS2023-AF. Lime has been used successfully for many centuries and is an essential repair material for the sympathetic conservation of the built heritage. Read more
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Development of HBMIM model for 3D automatic monitoring of heritage building

Through this PhD program, it will be established a SMART monitoring system suitable for heritage buildings, infrastructures induced by extreme climate change and human interaction. Read more

Optimizing the social impact of civil engineering projects

Large civil engineering projects alter the environment and can affect the community around them. For example, a big industrial block that would occupy previously green land (e.g. Read more

PhD in Digital Twinning of Civil Infrastructure - Development of cognitive digital twins for managing urban infrastructure as socio-technical systems

Overview. As an emerging concept, digital twins have been extensively explored to create up-to-date virtual counterparts of physical assets (e.g., roads, bridges, buildings), mirroring, analysing, optimising, and predicting asset performance. Read more

Safety of compressed hydrogen storage systems for maritime applications

Early rollout of maritime hydrogen-fuelled transport is taking place in the form of relatively small-scale applications and demonstration projects – service vessels, pilot boats, short-range costal ferries, etc., where hydrogen is expected to be stored in composite high-pressure tanks with nominal working pressure NWP350-700 bar. Read more

Process and information modelling for managing risk 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

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