ProfileOur geotechnical engineering and engineering geology research is revolutionary worldwide. You will work with academics who are leaders in their field so that your research has a real impact on civil engineering.
Our ResearchCivil and Construction Engineering 3rd in UK for research power and in top quarter for world leading research.
By pursuing research in the School of Engineering you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on geotechnical engineering and geology The school of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering is home to a thriving research community of over 240 active researchers. Find out more here..
Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.
Within the School of Engineering we have a research group focussed on geotechnics and structures, which deals with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management, focussing on the concepts of:sustainability in constructionWe provide MPhil and PhD supervision within the broad disciplines of geotechnical engineering and seismic engineering and extreme loadingsslope stabilitysoil modellingground improvement and remediationAs a research student you will receive a tailored package of academic and support elements to ensure you maximise your research and future career.
The academic information is in the programme profile and you will be supported by our Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme, doctoral training centres and Research Student Support Team. Researcher Development ProgrammeOur Science, Agriculture and Engineering Postgraduate Researcher Development Programme aims to help you develop the skills and experience that the UK Research Councils expect you to have, or to develop, during your research degree.
Our programme will help you to:complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and developmentuse your training needs analysis to create your personal development plangain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degreePostgraduate research student supportOur award winningResearch Student Support Team is dedicated to providing you with information, support and advice throughout your research degree studies. The team can help and advise you on a variety of issues from registration to producing your transcripts.
IAPETUS Natural Environment Research Council Doctoral TrainingIAPETUS is a partnership that joins the leading research universities of Newcastle, Durham, Glasgow, St Andrews and Stirling together with the British Geological Survey and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, in a united approach to doctoral research and training the next generation of leaders in the science of the natural environment.
This includes:fully-funded PhD studentshipstailored training and development programmesplacements and internship opportunities