Coventry University program

Research Project

Undertake independent research into an area of interest within your chosen subject.

This program is part of the MSc Construction Management with BIM degree offered by Coventry University

Develop your research and investigative skills

This program seeks to improve your critical research skills through an independent investigation into an area of civil engineering, construction management, or the built environment.

As you progress, you’ll have the chance to consult with a member of academic staff who has experience in the field of inquiry and can support your investigation’s development. Areas of focus include research design and methodology; data collection, interpretation and analysis; effective report writing; and robust oral defence of your work.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

  • Coventry University

Who will you learn with?

I’m a lecturer in Civil Water and Environmental engineering and my research interests focus on pollution transport in environmental flows.

Dr Hilary Mc Laughlin-Stonham
Associate Lecture for Masters Level Courses. Hilary has taught at Universities both in the UK and abroad and is currently research active. PhD, Ma, Ma, AFHEA.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Undertake a demanding piece of investigative work related to civil engineering, construction management, or the built environment, applying intellectual and technical skills to the chosen area of inquiry

  • Acquire literature and other information, and synthesise this to provide a comprehensive understanding of the previous research related to the topic of investigation

  • Select and design research and analytical techniques appropriate to the nature of the defined area of study

  • Acquire primary and/or secondary data sources to investigate the chosen problem and critically evaluate this data

  • Structure and write a comprehensive account of the research

  • Orally defend key aspects of the thesis to academic members of staff

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