Built Environment specialisms - MPhil
The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Built Environment specialisms is aimed at students with a good honours degree or significant work experience and professional qualifications, who wish to undertake a research-based masters degree. As an MPhil student you will critically investigate and evaluate an approved topic and demonstrate an understanding of research methods in the built environment subject area. You will present and successfully defend a thesis by oral examination to be awarded the degree.
If you wish to develop research and analytical skills, this course is appropriate to you. If you are a professional wishing to gain postgraduate qualifications, but do not want to undertake a taught masters programme, this is an alternative.
Careers & professional development
If you register for the MPhil you may be approved for transfer to a PhD after an initial period of registration and demonstration through a progress report of the development of your research into a PhD.
Recent students graduating from a research masters degree have followed careers in academia and industry.
The Inclusive and Sustainable Environments (IaSE) research group is dedicated to supporting the construction, infrastructure, property and facilities management industries through research. We work in collaboration with the industry to progress research and development in the built environment. Our strengths lie in the integration of various aspects of built environment research, close collaboration with industry and academic skill based on a long tradition of education for industry. This ensures that our research is well-grounded and relevant to the needs of industry.
Research topics covered include:
- building structures and materials
- construction and project management
- design and architectural studies
- disability and the built environment
- facilities management
- housing management and maintenance
- inclusive design
- pedagogic research
- corporate real estate
- sustainable construction and development
- transport studies
- value, demand and supply chain management
- waste and recycling
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