Research course

Civil Engineering

University of Bath · Faculty of Engineering and Design

Entry requirements

First or good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Our MPhil and PhD courses combine taught research training and applied research practice for a rounded student experience. You can choose to apply for a pre-defined research project or develop your own proposal.

Collaborative research is at the heart of our joint Architecture & Civil Engineering Department. You will join us as a junior academic colleague and contribute to forward-thinking research in one of our interdisciplinary centres/units.

The fundamental drivers for our research are climate change, innovative and holistic design and historical interpretation. We address worldwide challenges to seek solutions for a more sustainable future.

Our international impact was officially recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). Our research was ranked joint 1st in the Architecture, Built Environment and Planning unit of assessment. 90% of our research activity was graded as either world leading or internationally excellent.

Department specialisms

Lightweight structures; earthquake engineering and dynamics; structural conservation and repair; innovative use of materials in structures; sustainable materials; geotechnics; façade engineering; built environment.

Information for international students

Where English is not a first language: IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.5 in each of the 4 components; or PTE Academic, with at least 62 in each component.

Fees and funding

We offer a range of studentship and scholarship opportunities all year round. Find out if you are eligible to apply.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12-36 months

Course contact details

Graduate School
01225 386447