Reasons to study in our Department

Some of our PhD graduands and their supervisors

As a research student in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Sheffield, you would be joining a vibrant department with an international reputation for research.

The Department has awarded more than 100 PhDs since 2001. As well as supervising these PhD theses, our academics have also acted as external supervisors to many UK and international universities.

We have ten professors, a further twenty two academic members of staff, ten post-doctoral researchers and we currently have sixty five research students studying in the Department. This makes us one of the largest civil engineering departments in the country.

100% of our research is 'recognised internationally', with 85% being 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' (2008 Research Assessment Exercise).

Our students have access to the state-of-the-art laboratory and computing facilities you would expect of a centre of international research excellence.