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Civil Engineering PhD by prior publication

City, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    City, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-JUL-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-FEB-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


The School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering offers research degrees in Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering and Structural Engineering.

Whichever route you choose, you will conduct in-depth research alongside world-leading experts in Civil Engineering within one of four research groups:

Civil Engineering Structures focuses on developing integrated solutions for sustainable and resilient structures under adverse operational and extreme loading conditions.

Fluid-Structure Interaction addresses the challenges associated with marine engineering, offshore wind energy, high buildings and biomechanics.

Multi-scale Geotechnical Engineering links micro-mechanics to the macro-response.

Temporary Works and Construction Method Engineering addresses industry challenges associated with construction processes.

Access world-leading facilities including extensive structural laboratories, our recently refurbished geotechnical centrifuge, as well as unique, world-leading computer codes, such as QALE-FEM and qaleFOAM.


Doctoral research students are initially registered for an MPhil and transfer to PhD at the end of the first year. This is following a satisfactory submission and examination of a report and transfer presentation.

The groups use experimental and numerical techniques to investigate the following:

Performance-based design and assessment of structures
Inerter-based vibration control for civil engineering structures
Smart structures adaptable to adverse environmental loadings and conditions
Structural health monitoring and smart sensing of large-scale civil engineering structures
New and/or adapting materials (for enhanced performance)
Multi-hazard analysis/design/ (risk) management of structures
Optimisation of civil engineering structures design for resiliency and sustainability
Soil-structure interaction and the interaction between buried structures
Multi-scale soil mechanics.

Application deadline

15 April 2021, 16 July 2021, 16 November 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,360per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 57

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    121 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%



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