PhD, MPhil, MRes On Campus

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Strathclyde

36 months
23050 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Located in the heart of Glasgow’s City Centre, the University of Strathclyde offers the Civil and Environmental Engineering programme, a unique combination of expertise including civil, environmental, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as geosciences, material science, physics, chemistry and microbiology. 


We have a vibrant postgraduate research community, with over 90 research students from a wide variety of backgrounds. We offer training in a diverse and international setting and we work closely with industry and government, ensuring our research is sector-leading and meets the needs of our stakeholders. Our world-class research portfolio includes international and multi-institutional research collaborations.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering programme at the University of Strathclyde can be studied over one year (MPhil, MRes) or three years (PhD). Our research is supported by funding from research councils, the Scottish Government and industrial partners.

Industrial Doctorate

For applicants looking to do a work-based PhD, the Faculty of Engineering’s Industrial Doctorate Programme allows you remain in full-time employment, while working on a PhD relevant to your area of work. You can find more information on the Industrial Doctorate web page.

Programme Structure

MPhil & PhD

You can study for your choice of these degrees in any of our research areas:

  • Ground Engineering & Engineering Geosciences
  • Water, Environment, Sustainability & Public Health
  • Intelligent Infrastructure


Our MRes degree is specific to the following programmes:

  • Geoenvironmental Engineering
  • Integrated Pollution Prevention & Control

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply for a postgraduate research degree at any point in the year.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

We look for a first or 2:1 UK Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a relevant  discipline, from a recognised educational institution.

The application:

  • your full contact details
  • copies of transcripts and certificates of all degrees (in English)
  • two references, one of which must be academic and completed using the Reference Form
  • an updated CV, detailing research and/or industry experience
  • a research statement, outlining your research interests and future career aspirations
International applicants
  • proof of IELTS English language proficiency if English isn't your first language (taken within two years)
  • a scanned copy of your passport
  • a scanned copy of your sponsorship letter (if available)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    23050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23050 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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