Research course

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Surrey · Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Entry requirements

A First or 2.1 class degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent overseas qualification, or a 2.2 plus a good Master’s degree.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

From optimising the management of large-scale complex networks, through the long-term behaviour and interactions of structures and soils with their surroundings, down to the development of new materials and the monitoring and control of air and water quality, our research seeks to support the design, delivery and management of efficient and sustainable infrastructure in the widest of contexts.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is committed to providing research students with access to a range of experimental facilities, analytical services, computer systems and associated technical support. Over the past five years there has been significant investment in the development of a suite of flexible, multi-use, experimental facilities and other specialist resources.

Our PhD programme offers the opportunity to undertake research across the range of subjects covered by the three research centres within the Department and the wider research interests of the Faculty. As might be expected the research community within the Department is diverse and multi-disciplinary with students coming from a variety of backgrounds, including civil and mechanical engineering, environmental engineering and associated disciplines such as physics and chemistry.

Information for international students

Non-native speakers of English will normally be required to have IELTS 6.5 or above (or equivalent)

Qualification and course duration


full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 686 128