Postgraduate doctoral research programmes

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.

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Civil Engineering PhD/MPhil

Our research supports core themes of Transport, and Resilience and Sustainability and is clustered into four research groups:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transport Engineering

Our research benefits from being funded by industry, charities and research councils, which encourages innovative thinking and creates internationally recognised work. We are always keen to discuss research opportunities with individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds.  Visit the Civil Engineering PhD page for further information.

Hear from our students

Spotlight on one of our PhD projects: Tornado simulation