Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships in Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University in UK, 2014

"Nottingham Trent University"

"Nottingham Trent University"
Nottingham Trent University

As part of our commitment to investing in research that shapes lives and society, we are awarding 12 fully-funded Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships for 2014. Research in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment and Design is closely linked to the issues that engage the property and construction industries and has a strong sustainability focus. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 70% of the activity in Architecture and Built Environment was internationally recognized, and 30% was considered internationally excellent. The School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment has some 40 PhD students undertaking original investigations and developing fresh ideas.

Study Subject:

The following projects have been selected for consideration for a fully funded Vice-Chancellor’s scholarship:

  • Delta T optimisation of district heating network
  • Performance based design in architecture
  • Ubiquitous Visulation to enhance design
  • Urban energy monitoring to support sustainable energy planning
  • LEAN Construction Organisations
  • LEAN Turning global practice into local efficiencies
  • Developing pathways to common understanding in Lean Construction – The 8th Flow
  • Sustainable Product Design
  • Affordable housing provision and changing planning policy
  • Influence of economic forces, finance and government policy on the housing market
  • International real estate investment in developing economies
  • Role of debt in real estate markets
  • Artificial Bone for Prosthetic Hip Joints
  • Improving metal on metal hip resurfacing implants
  • Smart textiles mental wellbeing
  • Community based social innovation on product longevity
  • Consumer preferences and market design for premium quality products
  • Growth of discount retailers and the affordability of quality
  • Economic implications of increased product lifetimes
  • How and why products depreciate value over time
  • Business models and systems of provision for repair and reuse-Trade offs between durability and other environments
  • Design for upgradability and / or adaptability


Applications can be accepted from UK/EU and also International students. The minimum English language proficiency requirement for candidates who have not undertaken a higher degree at a UK HE institution is an overall IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 with minimum sub-scores of 6.0 in all component sections (writing, reading, listening and speaking) or an overall TOEFL score of 94-95 (internet based – IBT) with a minimum score of 22 in each of the four components.

Scholarship Open for: UK/EU and International students can apply for these scholarships.

Number of Scholarship: 12 scholarships will be offered.

Scholarship Duration: Scholarships will be offered for up to three years.

Scholarship Value:

The studentships will pay UK/EU fees and provide a maintenance stipend linked to the RCUK rate (currently £13,726 per annum) for up to three years. Applications from non-EU students are welcome, but a successful candidate would be responsible for paying the difference between non-EU and UK/EU fees. (Fees for 2013/14 are £11,600 for non-EU students and £3,900 for UK/EU students).

How to Apply?

To apply for these scholarships you should submit a fully completed application form, copies of your academic certificates, copies of your English Language Proficiency certificates (if applicable) and your research proposal to the Graduate School.

Application Deadline: 24th January 2014.

For further information: Vice-Chancellor’s PhD Scholarships

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