This programme in property and constructing is split into 4 main areas: Property and planning focuses on business improvement districts, the use of taxation in sustainable development, and property and development finance; technical construction research concerns the role of building services and design technology for low carbon building. Other research is concerned with fibre-reinforced concrete, passive solar design, and energy issues of the built environment; construction management research focuses on incentivisation schemes in project management, risk management projects and project finance; construction economics research has been in infrastructure markets, international construction and economic theory applied to the construction sector.
Applicants should have a minimum classification of 2.1 in their first degree or equivalent and preferably a master's degree (or masters degree pending). Applicants whose first degree has not been studied in English should have IELTS 6.5 overall and 6.0 in all elements. Applicants need to submit a research proposal of 2,000–3,500 words. It should include a title of proposed research, identify discipline and formulate research questions clearly. It should also include proposed research methodology and plan of work and time schedule. References are normally required and if not provided with your application will be requested at a later date.