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University of Salford

Built Environment

This course introduces students to a step-by-step methodology which they can follow to achieve their doctorate. Studies will take the form of distance learning supplemented by occasional workshop sessions.

Entry requirements

Entry is possible with a 1st Class or upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree. Applicants with a lower 2nd Class undergraduate degree must also have a Master's degree. For the DBEnv programme membership of a professional body is required, as well as 3 years' of work experience in a relevant profession. Students whose 1st language is not English will need to provide evidence of proficiency in the English language (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent qualification).

Course modules

Modules include: Academic and professional knowledge in the built environment; knowledge development through reflective practice; practice-based theoretical study; research approaches and methodologies in built environment practice; preliminary practice-based investigation; thesis.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes: Each of the 1st 4 credit-bearing modules are assessed by a 5,000 word written assignment. The 5th credit-bearing module is assessed by a 15,000 to 20,000 word dissertation. All of the above submissions can subsequently be incorporated into the final thesis. The doctorate is awarded on the basis of a 70,000 to 90,000 word thesis

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 12,540 per Year 1 (International) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 5 years
Professional doctorate Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Salford Salford M5 4WT North West

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