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. You will be invited to an interview with your potential supervisor, in person or by telephone, prior to an offer being made.
Months of entry
January, November, October, September, May, April, March, February
LSBU is the top modern university in London for world-leading and internationally excellent research in General Engineering, which includes The Built Environment and Architecture research - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.
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.
Read more about research in the School of the Built Environment and Architecture.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you will be required to prove your competency in English, showing an IELTS score of at least 7.0 at postgraduate level.
Fees and funding
Please see the postgraduate funding page for more information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 020 7815 6100