Our research seeks to understand the impact of social, environmental and economic changes on society, and then to draw on this understanding to contribute to the better design and planning of spaces and places. Ultimately this leads to the creation, management and maintenance of improved sustainable built and natural environments.
We invite applications for research study in any of our research clusters:
Additional areas for research study are represented through our special interest groups, including:
The Department of the Natural and Built Environment
The department supports over thirty national and international researchers, including industry and government sponsored students and international scholarship researchers. We collaborate with local and national organisations on a professional basis. Many of our academic staff have worked and continue to work in practice and offer consultancy, while others are represented on national and regional boards.
Examples of our research from staff and students can be found in our two annual Research Transactions - the Built Environment Research Transactions and the Natural Environment Research Transactions. A Review of our research activities can be found at – Annual Research Review.
We do not currently have any scholarships available and are only considering self-funded applications at this time. Please visit our website for more information
Information on entry requirements, fees and other costs can be found on our online prospectus
For information on how to apply please visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/research/degrees
For general enquiries about our PhDs in Natural and Built Environment, please contact [email protected]
Some or all of the PhD opportunities in this programme have funding attached. Applications for this programme are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full programme details for further information.