PhD Studentship: Immersive BIM-based approach for Furniture, Fixture and Equipment (FFE) Design for Buildings

An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD studentship in the Faculty of Environment and Technology at UWE Bristol, supported by a living stipend and tuition fees at Home/ EU rates. The studentship will be co-sponsored by UWE Bristol and Springfield Supplies and Projects Ltd.

The expected start date of this studentship is Tuesday 1 January 2019.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 11 November 2018.

About the studentship

This project is a funded full-time PhD studentship to be conducted within the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment, UWE Bristol, under the supervision of Dr Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu and Professor Lamine Mahdjoubi. The PhD project aims to explore the development and testing of BIM-based virtual reality (VR) applications into the workflows of the Furniture Fixture and Equipment sector. The study will further explore the impact of these applications on process improvement as well as communication with stakeholders.

For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email Dr Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu or Prof Lamine Mahdjoubi (

Funding details

The studentship is available from 1 January 2019 for a period of three and a half (3.5) years, subject to satisfactory progress, and includes  a tax-free stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum. In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years at Home / EU rates. Applicants who are required to pay international tuition fees are encouraged to apply but will be required to cover the difference between the Home/EU and the international tuition fee rates in each year of study.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must have a Masters degree, ideally in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Applicants should possess strong Building Information Modelling (BIM) skills, programming, gaming and virtual reality application development skills.

A recognised English language qualification is required. 

How to apply

Please complete and return the following forms:

Please consult the Graduate School studentship application guidance notes when completing the above forms.  The Guidance Notes also detail the supporting documentation that must be provided with the application form. 

Your application form and supporting documentation should be submitted to the UWE Graduate School at by midnight on the closing date for applications.

Each of your referees must complete and return the following reference form to the Graduate School in support of your application:

Closing date

The closing date for applications is 11 November 2018.

Further information

Interviews will take place on 22 November 2018 and 23 November 2018.  If you have not heard from us by 15 November 2018, we thank you for your application but on this occasion you have not been successful.


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