Research course

Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology)

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Engineering
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, April, September

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 Engineering 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 Engineering 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.

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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 in our online Prospectus.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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