The Urban Sustainability and Resilience programme from University College London (UCL) includes a taught element which focuses on technologies and methodologies that will both increase the resilience and support the sustainability of our urban systems and infrastructure.
Our multidisciplinary department has a long tradition of excellence and innovation in research and teaching.
We hold a substantial EPSRC research portfolio in civil engineering, and our diverse range of programmes, which cover most major and advanced areas of civil, environmental and geomatic engineering, are accredited by professional engineering bodies (e.g. the Joint Board of Moderators, the International Hydrographic Organization, and RICS).
Research students benefit from our extensive links to world-leading industry in London and directly engage with global challenges through their research with us. Our research graduates go on to make the world a better place as academics, entrepreneurs, civil engineers, planners and policymakers.
An attractive qualification to further your career, the EngD will prepare you with commercial awareness and a holistic understanding of the industrial landscape. With these skills and knowledge, our graduates are equipped with the skills to enter the job market at a senior level within a research and development group. As an EngD Research Engineer, you will bridge the gap between the academic and commercial world.
The collaborative nature of the engineering doctorate offered within the UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) means that students gain first-hand experience of working with industry, giving our alumni a distinct advantage as they enter their professional lives.
The Centre has well-established partnerships with global engineering companies such as Arup, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke and Willis, and strong links with NGOs and government agencies such as London Underground and Transport for London. Through its Industrial Advisory Committee, the Centre ensures that the training its research engineers receive addresses what industry demands of its future employees.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- The EngD programme has two key themes: sustainability and resilience. We focus on reducing the impact of our cities on ecological systems (air, water, food chains) whilst improving the quality of daily lives and coping with the problems of population growth and changing demographics, such as an ageing society.
- We are concerned with engineering systems and developing technologies that will increase the resilience of our urban systems (education, health, transport, water, financial, governance) and the infrastructure that supports them (roads, communications networks, buildings) to shocks arising from natural, economic and technological hazards.
- 48 months
- 84 months
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DisciplinesHydrology & Water Management Sustainable Development Sustainable Energy View 13 other PhDs in Sustainable Development in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the chosen field, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Relevant subjects include, but are not limited to, engineering, science, social sciences, architecture, town planning, economics and geography.
International25960 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25960 GBP per year during 48 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 48 months.
Part-time tuition fee:
- UK: £2,845/year
- Overseas: £13,280/year
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