Research course

Built Environment

Birmingham City University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

PhD applicants will normally be expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant area.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The School welcomes enquiries relating to the built and natural environment, including planning, development, surveying, facilities management, conservation, expertise development, and history. Areas of research in which staff are currently active include rural-urban fringe economy and management; post-catastrophe urban reconstruction; urban conservation; stakeholders and community engagement; local sustainability; and controlling infection in health facilities. In line with the faculty’s research strategy, and our success in the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, research students interested in the following areas are particularly welcome: environmental management, sustainability, stakeholder perspectives, spatial planning, and property development.

Research in the School is focused principally in the University’s Centre for Environment and Society Research, and further details of its research, staff, projects, publications and current research students can be found on its web pages.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team