Research course

Civil Engineering

The University of Manchester · School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

The minimum academic entry requirements for a Doctorate programme are either:

i) a First class UK Honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD

ii) an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above and Masters award at Merit level in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD, or equivalent international qualifications

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Our postgraduate research programmes in Civil Engineering offer the opportunity to study in a multi-disciplinary team alongside leading academics in the field. Drawing on our expertise in structural engineering, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, hydraulic and fluid dynamics, material behaviour, computational modelling and dynamics of structures, we deliver world leading and industry relevant research and solutions.

Your research will be supported by state-of-the-art computational and experimental facilities. We have strong links with industry and excellent employability in a diverse sector of civil engineering.

Information for international students

All applicants must obtain the required English language score indicated below:

IELTS greater than or equal to 6.5 or equivalent (with no sub-test less than 5.5) or

IBT TOEFL greater than or equal to 90 (with no sub-test below 22)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
Standard £22,000, Band 1 £23,000, Band 2 £26,000

Funding opportunities

Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
+ 44 (0)161 275 4345