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8040F-16 - Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology) MPhil, PhD

Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology) MPhil, PhD

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Start in: September 2021

At Newcastle University you'll work with academics who are leaders in their field so that your research has a real impact on civil engineering.

Overview

Our geotechnical engineering and engineering geology research is revolutionary worldwide.

By pursuing research in the School of Engineering you'll join a successful research group. Our focus is on geotechnical engineering and geology. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. We attract high-quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

We have a research group within the School of Engineering. Their main focus is on geotechnics and structures. They deal with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology.

Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management. This focusses on the concepts of:

  • sustainability in construction
  • climate change and the effects on civil engineering

 

 

We provide MPhil and PhD supervision. This is within the broad disciplines of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Our current research areas are:

  • seismic engineering and extreme loadings
  • slope stability
  • multi-phase flow and coupled multi-field analysis
  • soil modelling
  • waste minimisation and reuse
  • ground improvement
  • site characterisation

We also encourage multidisciplinary research, such as:

  • ground improvement and remediation
  • in situ testing
  • geotechnical design
  • geotechnical processes in construction and the natural environment

As a result of our research we have been able to revolutionise:

  • electrokinetic geosynthetics
  • self-boring pressuremeters
  • geothermal testing

We have also been able to construct a full-scale embankment for field experimentation.

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Qualifications explained

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MPhil, PhD

How you'll learn

Your development

Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the SAgE researcher development programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation supporting our research, teaching and contract research projects.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering)
School of Engineering
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6445
Email: melissa.ware@ncl.ac.uk

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