Birmingham City University - Birmingham School of the Built Environment
As part of our ongoing investment in research, the University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment is pleased to announce the availability of a fully funded PhD research studentship to start in February or May 2015. We welcome applications from UK, EU and Overseas students. The Birmingham School of the Built Environment, and its associated research centres, has an international profile in a number of research areas including environmental and spatial planning, ecosystems services, construction, digitising the built environment, Building Information Modelling, sustainable systems, and environmental governance. We work closely with professional bodies and employers across the built and natural environment, and much of our research is designedly interdisciplinary. We have identified a number of PhD topics – details and contacts are available on our website – that extend our existing research strengths and welcome applications in these areas.
The Award: The studentship covers the cost of tuition fees at the UK/EU rate or, in exceptional circumstances, the overseas rate and a stipend. In the 2014/2015 academic year, the stipend is £13,863. The studentship is available to support three years' full-time study, subject to satisfactory progress, and there is an expectation that students will also deliver up to 6 hours of teaching/demonstrating per week.
Requirements: We welcome applications from candidates with a good undergraduate degree (1or 2:1) or masters degrees (merit/distinction) in relevant disciplines. Applicants can have a variety of backgrounds but must be willing to cross disciplines and be able to communicate effectively with people at many levels: good written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Criteria: Studentships will be awarded based on academic excellence, alignment of expertise with the outlined research interests, and potential for future achievement. You are encouraged to informally contact individual staff to discuss specific topics outlined on the centre’s website:
Deadline for applications: 24th October 2014.Interviews for shortlisted candidates: 10-14 November 2014.
How to apply: For further details, eligibility and an application form, please follow the link: