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Architecture and Construction - Research, MPhil

Course Description

There are two main research groups in the Department, The Sustainable Built Environment Research Group (SBERG) which includes Sustainable Landscapes and AVATAR (Advanced Virtual and Technological Architectural Research) which also includes research in graphic and digital design. Typically, students initially register for the MPhil. After approximately 12 to 18 months, students submit a comprehensive transfer report in order to be considered for transfer to PhD. If the transfer report and viva are accepted, the student is permitted to continue to completion of the PhD.

MPhil/PhD opportunities are available across the range of activities within the Department but generally students should select topics in areas covered by the research areas.

The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces.

Our building is located in the heart of Greenwich, the newest addition to a suite of magnificent buildings that occupy the UNESCO World Heritage site and the location of the Greenwich Prime Meridian.

Recent research project topics include:

- The impact of climate change in the UK on business organisations

- Community resiliance to extreme weather

- The use of sensor technology, artificial intelligence and wireless communications in the assessment of an oil pipeline's maintenance needs

- GIS-based space planning for Ho Chi Minh City

- Sustainable Landscape Planting in the Negev Desert

- Corporate Governance Mechanisms and the Impact on Corporate Performance: Empirical Studies of China's Listed Real Estate Companies

- AVATAR investigates the full range of impacts for emerging and new technologies on architectural designs and encourages a critical mix of cultural, aesthetic and social agendas through design.

The aims of the programme are:

- To achieve a research degree on the basis of a rigorous, organised and fulfilling programme of research study

- To develop high level transferable skills and knowledge that will be in demand by the academic community, business and industry; depending on the nature of the research

- To make a contribution to knowledge, advance business practice, influence policy or set standards in the wider community.

Visit the website http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/res/arcres

What you'll study

- Sustainable Buildings
- Sustainable Environments
- Sustainable Landscapes
- Design
- Graphic and Digital Design

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

- Postgraduate finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/pg)
- International students' finance pages (http://www.gre.ac.uk/finance/international)


Students are assessed through a thesis and an oral examination.

Career options

This programme offers students a wide range of career opportunities in industry, government and academia.

Find out about the teaching and learning outcomes here - http://www2.gre.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/644034/MSc-in-Property-or-Construction-by-Research.pdf

Visit the Architecture and Construction - Research, MPhil page on the University of Greenwich website for more details!

Student Profiles

Fast Forward Master's Scholarships - 20+ Awards

Our Fast Forward Master's Scholarship will provide £5000 support which can be taken either as a discount from the normal fee or a cash bursary.Up to 80 scholarships will be available across the university.Criteria and who can apply?- Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.- Available for part time programmes. Part time fees will be split across the first two years of study.- Students will need to have a declared household income of £40,000 or less, and will be asked to demonstrate this by providing certain information as requested by the university.- Students funded by Student Finance England (SFE) will need to ensure that SFE have "consent to share" their household income assessment with the university.- Students who receive funding from Student Finance Services European Team, Student Finance Wales, Student Finance Northern Ireland or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland will be asked to by the University to provide documents from their funding provider to verify their household income.- Fees will be subject to a 5% prompt payment discount if paid in full by the end of September 2016. Other fee waivers (for example the Alumni and First Class Honours waivers) will not be payable in addition to Fast Forward Master's Scholarships.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Final year University of Greenwich home undergraduates (subject to a simple financial means threshold details below) who are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree. Offers for the Scholarship scheme will be made conditional upon achievement of that degree outcome.

Application Procedure

Before applying for this scheme you must first make an application for an eligible University of Greenwich Master's programme.Applications for Fast Forward Master's Scholarships will be addressed to check whether:- They meet the eligibility tests as summarised above and as set out more fully in the self-check eligibility test (see below)- They are predicted to achieve a First or Upper Second class degree.Those applications which pass this assessment will result in scholarship offers, on a first come/ first serve basis. These offers will be conditional on the achievement of a first or upper second class degree.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

For registration on the MPhil, at least a good 2.1 undergraduate degree in a related field.

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