Civil Engineering MPhil

Course Introduction

This research groups use experimental and numerical techniques to investigate the following: Performance-based design and assessment; High performance structures; Complex/special (and/or irregular) structures; Adaptable/adapting structures; Structural health monitoring /smart monitoring; New and/or adapting materials (for enhanced performance); Multi-hazard analysis/design/ (risk) management of structures; Optimization of civil engineering structures; Soil-structure interaction and the interaction between buried structures; Multi-scale soil mechanics; Novel sustainable pile systems; The behaviour of soils subjected to remoulding during geotechnical construction; Fluid-structure interaction (including extreme waves, floods, tsunamis, scour); Sediment transport mechanisms (from Geotechnics and Hydrodynamics point of view). Doctoral research students are initially registered for an MPhil.

Start Date

The typical duration of doctoral studies for a full time student is three years with a maximum registration of four years. Student's intake would be Jan 2nd, Feb 1st and April 2020.. Student's intake would be Jan 2nd, Feb 1st and April 2020..

Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,500 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £9,600 Overseas Fees
4 years
Full Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,500 European Fees
7 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,250 Home Fees
7 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £4,800 Overseas Fees
7 years
Part Time
Master of Philosophy - MPhil £2,250 European Fees

Qualifications Required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a good honours degree (normally no less than a second class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject. Some subjects also require an appropriate Masters qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have a good honours degree (normally no less than a second class honours degree from a UK University or an equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject. Some subjects also require an appropriate Masters qualification. Prospective students whose mother tongue is not English must meet any one or a combination of the following: an overall score of 6.5 in IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four components; award of a Masters degree the teaching of which was in English.