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PhD Environmental Design

University of Nottingham

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy


About PhD Environmental Design, University of Nottingham

Duration and study mode:
3 years full-time
Entry requirements:

A good 1st degree; or equivalent international qualification.

Course Description

Research activity recognises that it is very difficult to disentangle the environmental strategies adopted in buildings from building design and construction techniques; the work in this area focuses on the construction of buildings and on the way in which building material and form can shape the internal environment; activity includes work in the area of natural ventilation and in particular the use of ventilation strategies to passively cool buildings in hot climates through their use with thermal mass and techniques such as passive downdraft cooling; daylight represents an important area of research with recent work exploring atrium design and the visual environment within spaces enclosed by tensile membrane structures; work in the area of acoustics explores the relationship between form materiality and the aural environment making use of techniques such as ray tracing and real time auralisation to recreate and inhabit buildings at the design stage as well as buildings lost to history.

Course Stats

% unemployed after 6 months post graduation:
4%
% of graduates received graduate jobs:
80%

Contacts

Department: Law, Education and Social Sciences / School of the Built Environment
Telephone: +44(0)115 951 5151

Detailed information about statistics used can be found here.