Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. A post graduate qualification (e.g. MSc) in a relevant subject would be an advantage. Applicants with experience in a relevant area may also be considered.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

Well-equipped computer laboratories and experimental facilities containing concrete, soil mechanics, geology, strength of materials, water engineering, structures, public health, surveying and building services laboratories with a floor space of 2,000m2. RAE rating: 5 (built environment) and 4 (civil engineering).

The School of Civil and Building Engineering is recognised as being excellent, with strong industry connections.

The research strategy is founded on integrated research programmes supported by short-term scoping studies in novel areas. We have a particular strength in delivering industrially-focused research in addition to driving theoretical developments. Much of our work is interdisciplinary in nature and we have sought to expand the boundaries of our disciplines, breaking new ground in enhancing the performance of the sector's processes and products. Research continues to be put into practice with Knowledge Transfer Programmes, spin out companies and the production of industry guidance documents, all of which have consolidated our influence on the national and international research stages.

Research Groups

  • Building Energy Demand
  • Construction Technology and Organisation
  • Civil Infrastructure Engineering
  • Transport
  • Civil Engineering - Water and Waste Management
  • The London-Loughborough Centre for Doctoral Research in Energy Demand
  • European Construction Institute (ECI)
  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Department specialisms

All core areas of Construction (Structures, Surveying, Materials, Geotechniques, Transport, Water); Water and Engineering for Developing Countries; Environmental Systems Engineering; Transport and Infrastructure, Mobility Management, Environment and Sustainability, Infrastructure Engineering, Transport Technology and Safety, Air Transport

Information for international students

See University website: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/

Fees and funding

Limited number of internal studentships, EPSRC, NERC, DoE, DfID, overseas, EU, industry, charities, self-funding.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
60 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)1509 22 82 92