2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
- Transcripts/degree certificate
- Two references
- A one-page research proposal
- Name of potential Supervisor
- a straightforward, descriptive, and informative title
- the question that your research will address
- an account of why this question is important and worth investigating
- an assessment of how your own research will engage with recent study in the subject
- a brief account of the methodology and approach you will take
- a discussion of the primary sources that your research will draw upon, including printed books, manuscripts, archives, libraries, or museums
- an indicative bibliography of secondary sources that you have already consulted and/or are planning to consult
Months of entry
January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February
The Infrastructure and Environment research division seeks to respond to current societal challenges through the ideas and creativity of engineering design.
The UK's first Chair of Civil Engineering was established at the University in 1840 and early occupants such as William J. M. Rankine set a research ethos that has endured. Rankine worked at the boundaries of engineering, translating and refining new ideas so that they might ultimately be used in engineering design.
We comprise a number of groups undertaking research in a broad range of subjects in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Our research seeks to advance our knowledge, understanding and engineering of the built and natural environment.
Mechanics of Materials and Structures
- Computational mechanics: simulation and modelling
- Computational material science
- Soil mechanics and geotechnics
More information: Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Water & Environment
- Environmental 'Omics and Bioinformatics
- Environmental Technology and Bioenergy
- Environmental Hydraulics
- Nano and Environmental ScienceS for Innovative Engineering (NESSIE)
More information: Water & Environment
Transport & Smart Infrastructure
More information: Transport & Smart Infrastructure
Start dates are set by both the supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
View a full list of our current scholarships.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
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