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PhD/MPhil Civil Engineering Postgraduate Research

University of Salford

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR-21, JUL-22, OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Salford is a prominent UK centre for civil engineering research. With internationally-recognised output in engineering, built environment, and environmental studies,our Civil Engineering Research Group combines a wealth of experience, supported by high-calibre academics and first-class facilities.

If you are looking to take your academic interest in civil engineering further, a research degree offers you the flexibility to conduct your own research project with academic supervision. At Salford, you have the opportunity to study towards a Masters by Research (MRes), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Our civil engineering research opportunities are focused on four main themes, aligned with core elements of the civil engineering curriculum: structural engineering, transport engineering, geotechnical engineering, and hydraulics.

Current civil engineering research topics include:

  • Wetlands and Sustainable Drainage
  • Structures and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transport
  • Masonry Arch Structures

You will:

  • Research a broad range of fields in civil engineering, including structures, geotechnics, transport planning and bridge loads
  • Undertake research around an area from your own profession and develop solutions that can be implemented in the workplace
  • Earn a doctorate-level degree to take you further in your current career or provide a gateway into a research career

WHAT ABOUT AFTER UNI?

Globally, a postgraduate research qualification is usually a pre-requisite for an academic career. Today, many of our PhD alumni hold postdoctoral positions in academic research in higher education.

Our civil engineering postgraduate research alumni have a strong track record in pursuing diverse and exciting opportunities in the private sector, both in the UK and throughout the world. Graduates are well-placed to lead and manage research and development activities with professional bodies and consultancies connected with the construction sector.

CAREER LINKS

The Civil Engineering research group at Salford has extensive academic and industry connections. The strong links enhance the activities available to our students, improves the quality and application of research, and helps to form long-lasting partnerships between students, academic staff, research communities, and industry practitioners.

Recent collaborative partners include the University of Manchester, the University of Sheffield, the University of Edinburgh, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Environment Agency, the Highways Agency, Yorkshire Water, Network Rail, Balfour Beatty, Lafarge, Costain, Cundall, Murphy Group, TfGM, Marshalls and Salford City Council.

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University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 57 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    134 60%

    33rd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    42nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    32nd

    17

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