Taught course

Built Environment

University of Salford · School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
PhD by taught

Entry requirements

A master’s degree or good (2:1 or above) honours degree and a recognised professional qualification in the built environment, and a minimum of 3 years’ relevant post-qualification experience. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)- Appropriately experienced applicants will be considered in line with the University’s APL/APEL procedure.

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Professional Doctorate (Built Environment) at Salford:

  • Keep up with your professional commitments while following an achievable path to a doctorate
  • Study part-time via distance learning with others from similar professional backgrounds
  • Reduce your study time by drawing on existing sources of expertise

Course Summary

If you’re an experienced property or construction professional, this course is an achievable way to gain a doctorate in a subject related to your expertise. A professional doctorate has equivalent status to a PhD, but it carries more weight for professionals, like you, who work in industry. During your time with us, you’ll be introduced to a step-by-step methodology which you can follow to achieve your doctorate. Your studies will take the form of distance learning supplemented by occasional workshop sessions. Consequently, the course is suitable whether you are based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or continental Europe.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Fees and funding

Part-time Years 1 & 2 - £3825
Years 3, 4 & 5 - £1998

Fees 2014-15

Part-time £3,825 for Year 1

Fees 2015-16

Part-time £3,825 for Year 1

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration

PhD by taught

part time
60 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+ 44 (0)161 295 4545
+44 (0)161 295 4646