PhD supervision is normally available in any of our current research areas including:
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.
Examples of specific project areas and titles may be obtained from our postgraduate brochure, or our research projects website.
We offer several different routes to a research degree qualification, including full-time and part-time supervised research projects. Off-campus modes of study may be available in some circumstances.
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.
An upper-second-class MEng Honours degree, or international equivalent, in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or applied mathematics.
Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5, Pearson's PTE Academic Test 62 or equivalent.
International applicants may require an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate prior to obtaining their visa and to study on this programme, applicants will be informed of this in the offer letter.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band: 6.5
IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.
The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.