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
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 engineering and the built environment 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 themes include:
- Transport Engineering
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
- Efficient and Renewable Energy in Building
Research areas where we are able to offer supervision include:
- Passive low energy design and building physics, climate change impact and adaptation of existing buildings
- Building services, energy efficient and renewable energy technologies
- Refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, cooling, and energy storage technologies
- Electrical building services including lighting, power and control
- Environmental and architectural acoustics
- Life cycle assessment, maintenance and asset management.
- Structural engineering, structural analysis and simulation,
- Transport engineering
- Water systems and management
- 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
Further details of qualification
you can also study this course for 6 years by distance learning.
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries