Ph.D. On Campus

Built Environment

Anglia Ruskin University

12 months
13900 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Built Environment at Anglia Ruskin University research cuts across the expertise of our Department and Faculty, to identify and seek solutions to the wide range of complex sustainability-related problems associated with current and future cities, both in the UK and globally.


Built Environment encourage PhD candidates to take an active role in our Department's research community, in areas currently ranging from climate change and resilience to smart cities, integrated urban infrastructure, mechanical engineering and tribology, technology, health sciences and medical engineering, society and culture, planning and architecture.

Learning outcomes

Anglia Ruskin University have a large multidisciplinary academic team ready to support you in your studies working across our research groups and Future Cities Research Network (FCRN).

FCRN brings together PhD researchers and academic, teaching and research staff from across our Department of Engineering and the Built Environment – and beyond. Our aim is to investigate and generate best practice and policy relevant evidence to understand and effectively respond to the complex urban challenges for sustainable and resilient urban futures.

Programme Structure

  • The approach FCRN takes to research is grounded in the multidisciplinary work with industry, third sector organisations and policy makers, using collaborative research methodologies that treat end users as partners in the research process and not as subjects to be studied. 
  • In this way the findings from our projects have immediate relevance and impact on the societal issues they are addressing.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
  • Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cambridge

846 - 1465 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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