The University of Manchester postgraduate research programmes in Civil Engineering offer the opportunity to study in a multi-disciplinary team alongside leading academics in the field.
Drawing on our expertise in structural engineering, geotechnical and geo-environmental engineering, hydraulic and fluid dynamics, material behaviour, computational modelling and dynamics of structures, we deliver world leading and industry relevant research and solutions.
Undertaking a PhD in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering is both challenging and rewarding. Not only does it provide you with the opportunity to strengthen your research ability but it will also help you to develop a much wider range of skills, required to develop your career in business and industry or in research and an academic environment.
Graduates from the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering leave with a breadth of strong technical and inter-personal skills and expertise far beyond their particular degree specialism.
They progress into a wide variety of careers within engineering (e.g. consulting engineers, R&D companies, construction sector) academia, public services (e.g. civil service, policy change) and commerce (e.g. IT, finance).
The acquisition of a PhD degree provides a significant career acceleration and facilitates entry into positions with greater responsibility and diverse opportunities. Furthermore, it increasingly provides entrepreneurial opportunities, exploiting skills and knowledge acquired during the programme.
All of our research degree programmes are based on supportive supervision in our outstanding research environment:
- You will carry out a programme of research in a particular area under the supervision of a primary supervisor and one or more co-supervisors.
- Your primary supervisor would be a research active member of academic staff in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.
- Co-supervisors may be from another discipline, another institution or even an external organisation, such as an industrial partner, selected to suit the project scope and specific skills required.
- 36 months
- 72 months
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DisciplinesCivil Engineering & Construction General Engineering & Technology View 31 other PhDs in Civil Engineering & Construction in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Academic entry qualification overview
- The minimum academic entry requirements for a Doctorate programme are either i) a First class UK Honours degree in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD, ii) an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above and Masters award at Merit level in a discipline directly relevant to the PhD or iii) equivalent international qualifications.
- English language
International24500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 36 months.
Living costs for Manchester
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