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Civil Engineering (Structural), Ph.D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #141 (QS) ,
We are developing internationally competitive research in advanced computational solid and applied analytical structural mechanics, so by pursuing structural civil engineering research with us you will work with academics who are leaders in their fields.

About

By pursuing research in the School of Engineering you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on structural civil engineering. 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. 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

You should have an enthusiasm for research in the field of structures, civil engineering. Our current research includes:

  • non-linear structural optimisation
  • non-linear analysis of conventional and non-conventional structures and materials
  • structural integrity assessment
  • seismic design and analysis
  • resilience of complex infrastructure networks

Examples of MPhil and PhD supervision in our research areas include:

  • analysis of concrete at elevated temperatures
  • structural optimisation and reliability
  • structural textiles and polymeric composites
  • seismic engineering and extreme loadings
  • the effects of transient loads on structures
  • numerical methods
  • computational mechanics
  • analysis of lightweight fabric and pneumatic structures
  • resilience of complex infrastructure networks

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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.

  • 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

As a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career. The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A 2:1 MEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • civil engineering
  • mechanical engineering
  • applied mathematics

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30510 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30510 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    12150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12150 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
EU
  • Full time: £4,350 - £12,150
  • Part time: £2,175 - £6,075
International
  • Full time: £22,710 - £30,510

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

  • 560 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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