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For over 30 years, the University of Brighton has led the way in built environment research. From investigating the energy efficiency and performance of buildings, to examining the interrelationships between people, natural resources and the built environment, our staff and PhD students are at the leading edge of empirical and theoretical research into sustainable buildings and construction. We are also working to understand the shifting nature of education in the built environment to adapt to
For over 30 years, the University of Brighton has led the way in built environment research. From investigating the energy efficiency and performance of buildings, to examining the interrelationships between people, natural resources and the built environment, our staff and PhD students are at the leading edge of empirical and theoretical research into sustainable buildings and construction. We are also working to understand the shifting nature of education in the built environment to adapt to an ever-changing industry.
As a Built environment PhD student at the University of Brighton, you will: be able to draw on research approaches from a variety of related fields, including civil engineering, environmental science, and human geography. You can develop research plans and apply methods involving both quantitative and qualitative data, supported by appropriate research methods training. benefit from a supervisory team comprising two to three members of academic staff. Depending on your research specialism you may also have an additional external supervisor from another School, another research institution, or industry; be provided with desk space and access to a desktop PC, either in one of the postgraduate offices on the 6th floor of the award-winning Cockcroft Building, or within the adjacent Heavy Engineering Block. You will additionally benefit from access to a range of electronic resources via the University’s Online Library, as well as to the physical book and journal collections housed within the Aldrich Library and other campus libraries.
Our built environment PhD students have gone on to a variety of different roles following the successful completion of their research. These include academic posts as lecturers and postdoctoral research assistants at Brighton and elsewhere, plus research roles in, for example, the construction industry. Many have gone on to positions in industry, for example as senior consultants for facilities management contractors and as directors of construction companies.
Located on England’s beautiful south coast, the University of Brighton is a busy multi-campus university with a diverse body of over 3,800 postgraduate students.
The university offers over 200 postgraduate courses, many accredited by professional bodies, and most providing flexible study options so that students can balance their studies with other commitments.
For students in need of additional financial support, there is a range of scholarships and bursaries available to UK, EU and international students.
University of Brighton students on Postgraduate Search say:
“Very practical and useful advice and classroom tools being given, good preparation for NQT and training year.”
“It is a very different university experience being a part-time MA student, but so far I have really enjoyed it.