Research course

Built Environment

Ulster University · Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A first or upper 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Large, multidisciplinary school with excellent experimental and computing facilities dedicated to research. View the Research Prospectus online (see link below).

Department specialisms

Solar Energy; Fire Safety; Highway Materials; Transport Planning; Windows and Cladding; Property Investment; Timber Technology; River Hydraulics; Sustainable Technologies; Infrastructure Engineering; Urban Regeneration; Sustainable Development.

Information for international students

International students should visit the university's website ( or contact the university and ask to be sent an international student handbook.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the degree of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress which is assessed formally throughout the two- to six-year study period, including by formal examination following submission of the thesis.

Course contact details

Professor Neill Hewitt
+44 28 9036 8566