Projects, Processes and Performance in the Built Environment
AwardMRes | MPhil | PhD
Start DateFebruary and October
- The Built Environment: Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings - Dr Amar Bennadji
- Smart cities and smart city design – Professor Richard Laing
- Sustainable urbanism, including mobility - Professor Richard Laing
- User and public participation in design and planning - Professor Richard Laing
- Collaborative working in design teams - Professor Richard Laing
- Collaborative/interdisciplinary design-construction management - Professor Richard Laing
- Global Border Urbanism – Dr Quazi Mahtab Zaman
- Healthy City – interdisciplinary approach to planning directives – Dr Quazi Mahtab Zaman
- Future of hydro-electric projects across the world with regards to climate change and ecological issues – Dr Naeimeh Jafarifar
- Collaborative and behavioural competencies for teams’ development - application of system dynamics – Dr Marianthi Leon
- Multi-criteria decision making for efficient interdisciplinary collaboration – Dr Marianthi Leon
- Asset Management knowledge transfer from Oil and Gas to Construction – Dr Marianthi Leon
- Board games and collaboration: how to break the collaboration barriers within construction professionals - Dr Marianthi Leon
- Collaborative working in design teams – Dr Tahar Kouider
- Collaborative/interdisciplinary design-construction management– Dr Tahar Kouider
- Disaster management and the role of stakeholders collaboration - Dr Marianthi Leon
- Case base reasoning/argumentation based reasoning applications for built environment collaboration - Dr Marianthi Leon
- Decommissioning optimisation through optimised collaboration - Dr Marianthi Leon
- Carbon Management – Reducing embodied carbon of the built environment - Dr Michele Victoria
- Applying capability maturity model as a tool for continuous improvement in construction process enhancement – Dr Naeimeh Jafarifar
- Procurement, construction cost control, continuous improvement in construction and construction cost management – Dr Temitope Omotayo
- The socio-economic impact of poor city planning strategies in developing countries – Dr Prince Boateng
- Applying capability maturity model as a tool for continuous improvement in construction process enhancement – Dr Temitope Omotayo
We are also interested in the following broad research opportunities:
- IT Applications within the design and evaluation of built environments
- User involvement and decision support with planning and design
- Improving the design, construction and performance of built environments
- Project management process and the optimum operation of the team
- Implementation of life cycling costing
- Organisational, contractual and asset management arrangements
Normal entry requirements are a first or upper second class honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom, or from an overseas University, or degree equivalent qualification, subject to the approval of Robert Gordon University. Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme.
Applicants holding qualifications other than those above shall be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the proposed research programme. Applicants will normally register for an MSc/PhD or MRes/PhD with transfer to PhD dependent on satisfactory progress. However, applicants who already possess a Master’s degree which includes a significant research component could be registered directly for a PhD, subject to a satisfactory research proposal, and clear evidence of research expertise.
Any applicant whose first language or language of previous University-level instruction is not English must normally demonstrate competence in English. This should be a score of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
We accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests, find out more:
Our Pre-Sessional English Programme (PSP) is available for students who have not yet reached the required English level and those who would like to improve their language competency.
Please note, some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
- £4,407 per academic year
- £2,645 per academic year
Part-time MRes/MSc by research
- £2,205 per academic year
- £14,690 per academic year
- £8,814 per academic year
Part-time MRes/MSc by research
- £7,345 per academic year
FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020
- £4,327 per academic year
- £2,600 per academic year
- £14,330 per academic year
- £8,598 per academic year
The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:
- The cost of books that you may wish to purchase
- Costs associated with your placement / study abroad
- Accommodation and living costs
Robert Gordon University is delighted to offer a 20% loyalty discount on course fees for all alumni who have graduated from RGU.
Postgraduate students will normally make their own arrangements for payment of fees. However, there are a limited number of SAAS funded places on certain postgraduate courses.
There are also sources of funding that are applicable to categories of student.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AWARDS
You may also qualify for a scholarship or financial award:
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
All applications should be made via the University's online application for research students.
Our Research degrees usually start in February and October each year. There is no official deadline for you to submit your application, though we recommend you submit it as early as possible in order to ensure we can help you join us at your preferred time.
- Two academic references
- A transcript or mark sheet for all graduate qualifications
- A draft research proposal, or at least a short summary to indicate the potential area of research (Refer to Section 8 of the Application Form)
For applicants whose first language or language of university education is not English, applications must include:
- Certificate of English language competency score of IELTS 6.5 in each of the four test components (Listening, Reading, Writing, Speaking).
- Students who can demonstrate successful completion of tertiary (university or college) studies in a country whose national language is English, may be exempted from this requirement.
For more information on your proposal and application:
Dr Huda Salman Research Coordinator