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Civil Engineering, PhD/MPhil

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #81 (QS) Birmingham, United Kingdom
University of Birmingham have extensive laboratories and facilities both on and off their campus for undertaking research in geotechnical engineering, water engineering, wind engineering and structural engineering with this University of Birmingham.
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Overview

During your pure research Civil Engineering degree from University of Birmingham you will be supported and guided by a supervisor, producing a thesis of original quality, worthy of publication in a learned journal. 

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Research degrees can start at any time by agreement with the supervisor

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      PhD: 3 years full-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Civil Engineering research programmes are degrees by research alone with a high level of research training, and we are always keen to discuss research opportunities with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Our research supports core themes of Transport, and Resilience and Sustainability. These are clustered into four research groups:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transport Engineering

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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).

General Requirements

  • 2:1 Honours degree, or a first degree of a lower classification, along with an MSc/MRes, or evidence of substantial relevant industrial experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21420 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21420 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4320 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4320 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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£2,160 UK/EU students, part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

  • 765 - 1140 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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