Research course

Institute for Resilient Infrastructure

University of Leeds · School of Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

We would normally expect applicants for postgraduate research to have achieved one of the following in a subject relevant to the proposed degree: a degree equivalent to a UK first or good upper second class honours degree or good performance in a Masters level course.

Months of entry


Course content

We have a range of PhD opportunities available in the area of Resilient Infrastructure. The Institute (iRI) currently holds over £5 million in research funding, supporting projects that involve combinations of a wide range of technical Engineering disciplines. Our research areas include:

- Structures
- Materials
- Geotechnics
- Architectural engineering and building science
- Whole life performance of assets and risk management
- Sustainable urban environments and future cities.

For more information on our research, please visit our website.

Department specialisms

Structures: evaluation & simulation of products & complex structures Materials: characterising advanced cements and composites, Environmental Geotechnics and waste stabilisation, Adaptive, responsive or ephemere architectural systems, Whole life performance of assets and risk management.

Information for international students

Students from outside the EU are guaranteed a place in University accommodation if they are accepted on the course and apply for accommodation before the deadline. If English is not your first language, you will need a recognised English Language qualification, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL.

Fees and funding

Please visit our website for further information about funding:

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 8000