Built Environment MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Chelmsford

January 2018, April 2018, September 2018

MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

Overview

Join an active research group that specialises in the sustainability and infrastructure aspects of designing, constructing and managing the built environment.

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Full description

Supervision and support

We’ll provide appropriate support at doctoral level across the full range of built environment disciplines.

Where you'll research

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
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Fees & funding

Course fees

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year)

£4,195

International students, 2017/18 (per year)

£11,900

UK & EU students, 2017/18 (per year, part time)

£2,098

PhD by Published Work, 2017/18 (Initial registration)

£1,100

PhD by Published Work, 2017/18 (Full registration)

£3,500

Writing up, 2017/18 (full-time)

£1,350

Writing up, 2017/18 (part-time)

£850

UK, EU & International 2017/18 Bench fee ranges from 1000 to 7000

£1,000

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Funding

For advice on funding and scholarships please visit our finance pages for postgraduate students and researchers. Where available, the ARU jobs search lists research positions/scholarships.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

Sustainable Building Services and Sustainable Architecture:

  • building energy end-use modelling
  • control strategies for energy efficient air conditioning and HVAC systems using simulation software and field measurements
  • modelling and simulation of building performance in the areas of energy consumptions, carbon emissions, orientation and form of buildings
  • daylight and artificial lighting to achieve low carbon designs using simulation software
  • BRE Environmental Assessment Method to assess the environmental impacts of buildings
  • renewable energies
  • sustainability of construction materials
  • building design and environmental performance

Sustainable Construction Materials:

  • low carbon cements: use of replacements for cement in concrete
  • low carbon concrete strategies and solutions
  • lime-based building materials
  • re-use and re-cycling of building materials
  • use of alternative de-icers
  • evaluation of durability and microstructure of construction materials

Sustainable Communities (typically issues affecting the sustainable communities agenda):

  • community analysis, stakeholder engagement and community led consultation processes
  • climate change adaptation strategies
  • renewable energy technology developments
  • sustainable energy production from domestic wastes
  • environmental assessment and policy
  • facilitating sustainable life styles
  • sustainable urban design strategies
  • skills for sustainable communities
  • use of new technologies for teaching and training

Infrastructure Design and Professional Practice:

  • improvement of professional practice
  • vibration analysis and control
  • non-destructive performance testing

effective management of the construction process

Careers

We offer comprehensive research training which will equip you for your programme and prove valuable in your wider career. 

Contact details

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If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email fst-research@anglia.ac.uk

Entry requirements

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MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.

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