University of Bath

University of Bath

Decarbonisation of the Built Environment

The programme has been launched to address the need to decarbonise society following the UK's stated aim to make an 80 per cent cut in carbon emissions by 2050. The built environment is the largest single emitter of CO2 and will need to be near fully decarbonised by this date. To help meet this target, fundamental concepts of low-carbon technologies will form the foundation of research carried out in the Centre.

Entry requirements

1st or good 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.

Course modules

Areas of research include: Materials and structures; building physics; construction management processes; control and digital systems; social science; resilience and climate change; architecture; policy; economics.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 18,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

Key information

Faculty of Engineering and Design Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01225 386447