Ph.D. On Campus

Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology)

Newcastle University

36 months
32900 EUR/year
12507 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Our geotechnical engineering and engineering geology research is revolutionary worldwide. During Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology) at Newcastle University you will work with academics who are leaders in their field so that your research has a real impact on civil engineering.


By pursuing research in the School of Engineering you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on geotechnical engineering and geology. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.Within the School of Engineering we have a research group focussed on geotechnics and structures, which deals with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. 

Key facts:

Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management, focussing on the concepts of:

  • sustainability in construction
  • climate change and the effects on civil engineering.
We provide MPhil and PhD supervision within the broad disciplines of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Our current research areas are:
  • seismic engineering and extreme loadings
  • slope stability
  • multi-phase flow and coupled multi-field analysis
  • soil modelling
  • waste minimisation and reuse
  • ground improvement
  • site characterisation.
We also encourage multidisciplinary research, such as:
  • ground improvement and remediation
  • in situ testing
  • geotechnical design
  • geotechnical processes in construction and the natural environment.

As a result of our research we have been able to revolutionise electrokinetic geosynthetics, self-boring pressuremeters, geothermal testing and construct a full-scale embankment for field experimentation.

Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology) programme is offered at Newcastle University

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Geotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no application closing date, but specific deadlines for funding may apply. We suggest international students apply at least two months beforehand.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in civil engineering, geology or a related discipline. Industrial experience is desirable but not essential.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    32900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32900 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    12507 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12507 EUR per year during 36 months.
HomeFull time: £4,407 - £12,507*

Part time: £2,203.50 - £6,253.50*


Full time: £24,600 - £32,900

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

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


See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus.

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