Research course

Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in civil engineering, geology or a related discipline. Industrial experience is desirable but not essential.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our geotechnical engineering and engineering geology research is revolutionary worldwide. You will work with academics who are leaders in their field so that your research has a real impact on civil engineering.

By pursuing research in the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on geotechnical engineering and geology. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Within the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences we have a research group focussed on geotechnics and structures, which deals with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management, focussing on the concepts of:

  • sustainability in construction
  • climate change and the effects on civil engineering

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

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Department specialisms

Seismic engineering and extreme loadings; Slope stability; Multi-phase flow and coupled multi-field analysis; Soil modelling; Waste minimisation and reuse; Ground improvement; Site characterisation. We also encourage multidisciplinary research, such as ground improvement and remediation; in situ testing; geotechnical design; geotechnical processes in construction and the natural environment.

Information for international students

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course. You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Email
melissa.ware@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 6445