The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering offers an exciting, interdisciplinary research environment, where doctoral researchers work alongside expert staff with a diverse range of interests and experience, building the societies of the future.
We have a thriving doctoral research community made up of full-time and part-time UK, EU, and international students. Through the impact of our research, we strive to make a substantive contribution to our society and environment.
The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is home to a thriving community of over 60 academic staff, 40 technical and clerical support staff and over 240 active researchers that include fellows, associates, assistants, engineers, and doctoral researchers around the world. Our diverse research community is our great strength and are key to our pursuit of research, enterprise, and educational excellence.
Studying for a doctorate offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth. As a doctoral researcher, you will be responsible for managing your own schedule and developing your own ideas and approach, while being supported every step of the way. The aim of a PhD is to make a novel contribution to knowledge and to discover something that no one else has done before. You may have already identified the research area which interests you, in which case you will need to see if this is something we specialise in.