Our MPhil and PhD courses combine taught research training and applied research practice for a fully rounded student experience. You can choose between applying for a pre-defined research project and developing your own proposal. We offer a range of studentship and scholarship opportunities all year round.
Collaborative research is at the heart of our joint Architecture & Civil Engineering Department. You will join us as a junior academic colleague and contribute to forward-thinking research in one of our interdisciplinary centres/units.
- Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA)
- Building Research Establishment Centre for Innovative construction Materials (BRE CICM)
- Centre for Engineering and the Design of Environments (EDEn)
- Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR)
You could also join our Centre for Doctoral Training in the Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb). The centre is endorsed by the EPSRC and offers students the chance to study on an innovative three-year doctoral programme that focuses on low-carbon technologies.
We have a range of facilities to support you through your research degree. These include:
- 24/7 library resource
- dedicated postgraduate offices with computers
- workshops with model making facilities
- structural, soil, hydraulics, acoustics and timber laboratories
- 4 East South, our new building with dedicated studio and research space
Our department is dedicated to advancing research that deals with the challenges our built environment faces such as climate change, sustainability and low-carbon design. Our international impact was officially recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our research was ranked joint 1st in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment. 90% of our research activity was graded as either world leading or internationally excellent.