PhD opportunities

We have a responsibility and passion to address emerging global engineering challenges. Be part of our remarkable research.


Our department was founded in 1917 and we have a strong research history in fundamental areas such as structures and water. We strive to be the best civil engineering department in the UK by developing and delivering our plans for excellent research.

We're in the top four in the UK for research excellence according to the last Research Excellence Framework (2014) and we’re justifiably proud of our work, which goes beyond the traditional areas of the profession. For funding information about details about how to apply, visit our 'Apply now' page.

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