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Civil Engineering, Ph. D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
London, United Kingdom
The School of Computing and Engineering (SCE) welcomes all new research students. We aim to support you throughout your studies. Our multidisciplinary school has a long tradition of excellence and innovation in teaching and research. We hold strong links with industry and professional bodies and our Civil and Environmental Engineering courses are accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM).
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Overview

  • You will benefit from our extensive links to world-leading industry in London and directly engage with research to tackle global challenges. Our graduates go on to make the world a better place as researchers, industrial engineers, planners, and policymakers.
Research areas
  • Environment, Sustainability, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Energy Modelling, Climate Change Adaptation, Resiliency, Geotechnics, Structures, Transport, Health and infrastructure. Applicants are encouraged to visit the research section of our website. See our Doctoral Research page to view details of research areas.

Careers

  • Our recent graduate took up postdoctoral fellowships or lectureships at UWL or other universities after graduation. Engineering consultancy firms are the second most popular destination, followed by policy-making organisations, such as central governments. 

Employability

  • The core skill set you would obtain during your MPhil/PhD varies depending on your specific research project but the department provides a wide range of opportunities so that you are not limited to what your research projects offers.

Networking

  • Many academics in our department are working with industry partners. Applicants can ask about potential inputs from, or collaboration with industry partners when they approach potential supervisors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You will have a supervisory team made up of a Principal Supervisor with experience in the chosen field, a further supervisor and, where appropriate an additional advisor. 
  • You will be able to access all the general support facilities on offer at the University. Research will be judged through presentation of a thesis or artefact and a viva voce for academic assessment.
  • Most students are registered in the first instance for the degree of MPhil. Students are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis. The transfer from MPhil to PhD is subject to students passing an assessment process, which normally involves submission of written work and an oral examination.
  • The final stage of the PhD degree is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Masters degree or equivalent postgraduate or research experience.
  • Applicants should submit a brief outline research proposal and CV. Two references are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3995 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3995 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Within the university, we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries including:

  • The William Brake Bursary: a £1,000 award for candidates on undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses
  • The Mollie Clay Scholarship: a £2,500 scholarship awarded to an outstanding student
  • Exclusive alumni discounts: a £2,000 discount on taught postgraduate courses or a 10% discount on research courses, exclusive to students who graduated from the University of West London.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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