MPhil: minimum 12 months full time; minimum 24 months part time
PhD: minimum 36 months full time; minimum 72 months part time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
UK and EU: full time £4,320-£10,950 part time £2,160-£5,475
International: full time £14,180-£20,810 part time fees
Fees vary according to the exact nature of the research project.
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
We are developing internationally competitive research in advanced computational solid and applied analytical structural mechanics. Major areas of current research include:
Non-linear structural optimisation; non-linear analysis of conventional and non-conventional structures and materials; structural integrity assessment; seismic design and analysis; resilience of complex infrastructure networks.
MPhil/ PhD supervision is normally available in any of our current research areas including:
Analysis of concrete at elevated temperatures; structural optimisation and reliability; structural textiles and polymeric composites; seismic engineering and extreme loadings; the effects of transient loads on structures; numerical methods; computational mechanics; analysis of lightweight fabric and pneumatic structures; resilience of complex infrastructure networks.
Examples of specific project areas and titles may be obtained from our postgraduate brochure, or our research projects website.
We offer several different routes to a research degree qualification, including full-time and part-time supervised research projects. Off-campus modes of study may be available in some circumstances.
Research staff within Structural Engineering include: Dr B Bridgens, Professor P Gosling, Dr Zaoyang Guo , Dr V Vinogradov; and Dr S Wilkinson.
Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.
A minimum of an upper-second-class MEng Honours degree, or an equivalent, in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or applied mathematics. Please contact us with details of your degree and proposed subject matter if you are in any doubt. Applicants whose first language is not English normally require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
Applications are considered throughout the year although specific deadlines for funding may apply. Further application advice is available from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering.
There are three possible start dates for your research degree:
However, these dates are not mandatory and in some circumstances permission can be granted for alternative start dates.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.
For further information please contact:
Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering)
School of Civl Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 222 6445
This programme is within the subject area of Civil Engineering.