London South Bank University

Course Introduction

LSBU is the top modern university in London for world'leading and internationally excellent research in General Engineering, which includes The Built Environment and Architecture research ' Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The wide range of research activities in our School, together with the mix of academic staff, post'doctoral research fellows and visiting professors, allows us to offer a stimulating and diverse environment.

Research in the area of construction management economics is carried out by specialist centres. Most academic staff belong to one or more of these and research students can expect to join a small team working on particular problems.

* Property, Construction and Surveying

* Innovation and the Built Environment

Research areas and themes where we are able to offer supervision include:

* Construction and project management

* Strategic management of property, facilities, and the built asset

* Economics of construction, property and housing

* Planning of the built asset and its environment

* Building information modelling, and IT in construction

Managing People, risks, safety, and value

* Innovations, knowledge, and intangible assets

* Procurement and contracts

* Supply chains and networks

* Strategic IT in construction

* Managing data and its impact

* Modern methods of construction

* Housing and property investment

* Sustainability development

* Urban resilience

* Ageing research in the built and human environments

* Green construction

* Energy and resource efficiency

* Monitoring energy demands

* Energy assessment, measurement and performance of buildings

* Renewable energy in cities, communities and districts

* Disaster resilience.

A member of staff, expert in the chosen field, is directly responsible for guiding and supporting your research programme. As a research student you'll become part of our thriving academic community.

A PhD, by definition, is an original contribution to knowledge. A research degree is different from a taught course. Research students are expected to self'direct their learning with support from a supervisory team.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
6 years
Distance Learning
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Other Fees
3 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Other Fees
5 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Other Fees

Qualifications required:

  • When applying for a Research Degree Programme at LSBU you are expected to have a good honours degree. If you have the equivalent of a lower second or third class honours you would also need a Postgraduate qualification at Masters level. You will also be required to show proof of all of your qualifications.