City, University of London

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. They transfer to PhD at the end of the first year following satisfactory submission and examination of a report and transfer presentation.

Start Date:

2019-OCT-01, 2020-JAN-02: The typical duration of doctoral studies for a full time student is three years with a maximum registration of four years.. 2019-OCT-01, 2020-JAN-02: Part time duration: five to 6 years..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,500 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,500 European Fees
4 years
Full Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £9,600 Overseas Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,250 Home Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £2,250 European Fees
6 years
Part Time
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD £4,800 Overseas 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: 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.