Research course

Environmental Design and Engineering

UCL - University College London · Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a relevant subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. A Master’s degree is highly desirable, though not essential, and in exceptional cases candidates without Master’s degrees may be admitted, where they have other suitable research experience. We expect any successful application to include a sufficiently strong and convincing proposal, and those holding a Master’s degree are typically well prepared to provide one. Applicants who have a lower second-class Honours Bachelor's degree (2:2) must possess a relevant Master’s degree.

Months of entry


Course content

We explore exciting, emerging themes in built environment study and reflect the joined-up, interdisciplinary ways of thinking, communicating and working that are increasingly in demand in industry. And we do it at the centre of London, an inspirational world capital of the building design industry. The strong research culture at IEDE means that students are taught by experts in their fields, and not just taught; they’re involved in groundbreaking research, as it’s happening. In 2013, IEDE was named one of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s four Centres of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design; a national network that’s demonstrating and exchanging best practice in teaching and research for a more sustainable built environment. Please visit our research pages for further information.

Department specialisms

Research at IEDE has a thriving, dynamic agenda; our themes are interdisciplinary and overlapping, and in a constant state of evolution. Underpinning them all is a formidable range of expertise in the form of outstanding problem- and curiosity-driven research by teams and individuals. Our four themes are: Building Performance and Processes Healthy Buildings Outdoor Environment Systems (Thinking)

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

View the BSEER Institute websites for information on current funding opportunities.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Ms Mae Oroszlany
+44 (0)20 3108 5941
020 7679 3001