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Year of Entry 2019/20
PHD

Natural and Built Environment

Study, research and conduct investigations with specialist staff in a vibrant postgraduate community, graduating with advanced qualifications in the natural and built environment.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,327 per year
International: £12,500 per year
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September 2019
January 2020
April 2020

Course summary

  • Undertake an intensive, supervised piece of investigative work
  • Benefit from an established department track record Study in specialist computing and lab facilities
  • Support your studies with seminars, training events and assistance from a supervisory team
  • Graduate with an advanced qualification and excellent career prospects

Undertake a lengthy academic study in an appropriate topic of your choice on this research degree. You'll be supported throughout by academic supervisors. You'll flourish in a vibrant academic and postgraduate community, and graduate with stand-out qualifications.

How you learn

You work closely with a director of studies and a supervisor who specialise in your chosen field, producing an extended thesis of up to 80,000 words for doctoral research. The programme is based on your individual requirements. You can also design it around your employer's requirements, if appropriate, or development your own subject-specific programme of research. Your research can cover any aspect of the natural and built environment in a UK or international context. Dedicated supervisors, associated with UK and international research, provide support.

You learn through

  • supervised research
  • meetings
  • seminars and training sessions
  • informal group sessions
  • conference attendance

Applied learning

Field trips

Funds are available to support you in attending conferences and we encourage you to deliver papers and publish your work.

Networking opportunities

Through regular interaction with other postgraduate students, researchers and the wider academic community, including visiting conferences, there is ample opportunity for networking throughout the course.


Future careers

Research specialists can enter industry and the professions as acknowledged experts in their chosen specialism.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • specialist laboratories for research and study
  • specialist computer suites
  • specialist software

Entry requirements

All students

All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant masters qualification (or expectation of the same).

All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.

You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Before submitting your proposal, please contact the member(s) of staff listed against the relevant research theme.

Applicants are required to give a short 10–15 minute presentation followed by an interview. Interview panel members will include the head of research degrees for the faculty, a local postgraduate research tutor and a prospective director of studies.

Where English is not your first language, you must show evidence of English language ability to the following minimum level of proficiency: an overall IELTS score of 7.0 or above, with at least 6.5 in each component or an accepted equivalent. Please note that your test score must be current, i.e. within the last two years.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £4,327 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £12,500 per year.

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Doctoral student loans

Up to £25,700 available to help you while you study a postgraduate doctoral course.

Doctoral student loans

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Geography and environment courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form available on our research pages.

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