Research course

Construction Management and Economics

Institution
London South Bank University · Property, Surveying and Construction
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Research Degree programme at LSBU are usually expected to have a good honours degree (2:2 and above) and a relevant postgraduate qualification, preferably a merit at Master's level. Please also supply two academic references as part of your application. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.

Months of entry

January, November, October, September, May, April, March, February

Course content

We're number one amongst London modern competitors for research intensity in Building (Complete University Guide 2019).

The wide range of research activities in our School, together with the mix of academic staff, post-doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse environment.

Research in the area of construction management economics is carried out by specialist centres. Most academic staff belong to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems.

Research areas and themes where we are able to offer supervision include:

  • Construction and project management
  • Strategic management of property, facilities, and the built asset
  • Economics of construction, property and housing
  • Planning of the built asset and its environment
  • Building information modelling, and IT in construction
  • Managing People, risks, safety, and value
  • Innovations, knowledge, and intangible assets
  • Procurement and contracts
  • Supply chains and networks
  • Strategic IT in construction
  • Managing data and its impact
  • Modern methods of construction
  • Housing and property investment
  • Sustainability development
  • Urban resilience
  • Ageing research in the built and human environments
  • Green construction
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Monitoring energy demands
  • Energy assessment, measurement and performance of buildings
  • Renewable energy in cities, communities and districts
  • Disaster resilience

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community.

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self-direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
60 months

Further details of qualification

distance learning = 6 years.

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
course.enquiry@lsbu.ac.uk