Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Built Environment

A research degree is not a taught course but is an individual programme of research developed by the student and supported by at least 2 expert supervisors.

Entry requirements

PhD applicants are normally expected to hold a Master's degree in a relevant area.
Candidates need to complete the research degree application form and provide a statement of their initial research ideas (we advise between 1,000-2,000 words, with full referencing to relevant literature).

Course modules

All students are required to undertake an initial training programme leading to a Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert) in research practice during their 1st year of study, and other appropriate training in later years.

Assessment methods

Written thesis (normally about 80,000 words). An oral examination with at least 2 specialist examiners is also required. All assessments are in English.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,055 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Distance learning September 2016 - 4 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campuses Birmingham B4 7XG West Midlands

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Key information

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