Our research tackles the problems faced by society today and develops the knowledge and tools to build the communities of the future. Many of our projects have already had a significant impact on society; the impact of others will be felt by generations to come. The School of Civil Engineering currently offers the combined taught and research degrees listed below.
Comprising two-thirds research, this course will allow students to carry out a detailed research project, usually in collaboration with industry, whilst learning more about specific technical and management issues relevant to the railway industry. Students will gain an understanding of the most recent developments in railway research; the industry’s needs for new and emerging technologies; and techniques in which to apply these developments. Visit the Railway Systems Integration MRes course page for further information.
This research-based programme will provide the academic training and research- based learning that is necessary for future leaders in sustainability and resilience. Students will understand the nature of the choices they will face in the construction and operation of the built environment and will be able to design and construct a built environment that is flexible and efficient regardless of which future actually emerges. Visit the Engineering, Sustainability and Resilience MRes course page for further information.
Changes to postgraduate awards
Please note that from 2012/13, the University of Birmingham will no longer offer the award of one year MPhil(A) or MPhil(B). Instead these will be replaced by the award of MA/MSc by Research or MRes. For further details, please contact the admissions tutor.