Research Opportunities in the School of Real Estate and Land Management

Research Contact: Professor Ali Parsa

Telephone: +44 (0)1285 889850


Apply for Research

The School of Real Estate and Land Management provides an excellent environment for research.

The School has a long history and enviable reputation as a provider of education and research in a range of land management and real estate disciplines. The ways in which the rural and built environments - commercial, residential, agricultural, leisure and industrial property - are managed has a major impact on the quality of our lives and environment. Land and property attracts increasing interest from governments and societies as a whole as pressure of demand on land use intensifies both at global and local levels. Our research embraces a range of disciplines from policy evaluation to sustainable development and market analysis

Research Areas

The School of Real Estate and Land Management welcomes applications for doctoral studies in the following areas:

  • Localism and neighbourhood planning
  • Sustainable urban regeneration
  • Rural housing
  • Affordable housing
  • Real estate finance and investment
  • Real estate development and management

Researching at the University

Training is provided for all research students in formulating research enquiries, research methodology, statistics and IT (e.g. Genstat), and in techniques required for individual projects. Researchers are expected to contribute to our course of internal seminars and workshops, to support taught postgraduate degree courses, input to research methodology modules and to the presentation of posters/papers at conferences. The research community has a high level of integration with academic staff which facilitates communication and exchange of ideas.

Course Fees

For information about the current course fees, click here

How to apply

We do not offer any scholarships or bursaries for research degrees; if you have the funding to cover tuition fees and project costs as well as your own living costs, the ambition and enthusiasm required to meet the challenges of postgraduate research and feel you can make a significant contribution to our research environment, please complete both the application and reference forms, and send evidence of funding for consideration by the Chairman of the Research Committee, Dr John Conway (

Periods of Registration

Study Method



PhD full-time

33 months

60 months

PhD part-time

45 months

72 months

Entry Requirements

  • The normal minimum entry requirement will be an Honours degree at upper second level or an equivalent academic qualification from a comparable international institution.
  • Mature candidates with significant relevant work experience and lower academic qualifications may also be considered for entry, following personal interview with the Director of Research.
  • If your first language is not English, we will require the International English Language Test (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7.0 in all elements.