Ph. D. On Campus

Environmental Design and Engineering

University College London (UCL)

36 months
23350 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Environmental Design and Engineering MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) offers students a research environment of the highest standard.


As an MPhil or PhD student in this Environmental Design and Engineering programme from University College London (UCL), you will engage with complex real-world design, engineering and policy projects and issues. 

You will have the opportunity to collaborate with a wide range of academic disciplines and professional partners and will conduct research that has the potential to command an audience and an influence far beyond UCL, London and the UK.

UCL IEDE is located within The Bartlett, the UK’s largest multidisciplinary faculty of the built environment, in one of the world’s top universities. We are based in central London, close to world-leading architectural, engineering and creative practices, many of whom we work with closely. Bartlett hosts students from over 40 nations, who are among the most sought-after in the world for their drive, creativity and skills, knowledge and academic rigour.


A PhD indicates a highly qualified researcher, capable of independent analytical thought. It is a highly regarded qualification for those wishing to attain senior management positions in industry, consultancies and public sector organisations and is essential for those interested in pursuing careers in academia. Our alumni have gone on to careers in academic teaching and research as well as consultancies, industry, government and policy organisations.


IEDE aims to train highly employable graduates who are equipped with the required analytical capability, research knowledge, management skills, and professional values to become leaders and entrepreneurs in their chosen field. Leadership, communication, teamwork, language and business skills are refined in the high-quality multidisciplinary research environment through our taught programmes, workshops, internal and external seminars.

Programme Structure

Research areas:
  • Building Performance and Processes
  • Energy Use in Buildings
  • Building Stock Modelling
  • Healthy Buildings
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Performance
  • Light and Lighting
  • Facility Management
  • Outdoor Environment
  • Systems Thinking
  • Workplace Innovation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. 


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in a relevant subject, is essential. 
  • Exceptionally: where applicants have other suitable research or professional experience, they may be admitted without a Master's degree; or where applicants have a lower second-class UK Honours Bachelor's degree (2:2) (or equivalent) they must possess a relevant Master's degree to be admitted. 
  • We expect any successful application to include a sufficiently strong and convincing proposal, and those holding a Master's degree are typically well prepared to provide one. Relevant work experience is highly desirable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23350 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-Time Fees:

  • UK: £2,845/year
  • Overseas: £11,860/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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