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Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering MPhil/PhD

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 3 years
  • Part-time: 5 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Application deadlines

You are encouraged to identify and contact potential supervisors before submitting a formal application. It is important that you find a supervisor(s) who shares the same research interest and expectations and is available to take a new student. Supervisors of our department welcome emails enquiring about your potential MPhil/PhD study. Their contact details can be found at http://www.cege.ucl.ac.uk/people/Pages/Academics.aspx There is no fixed starting date for our MPhil/PhD programme but many students start in late September. Applications are accepted any time of the year.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university in a subject appropriate to the chosen field, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

English language requirement: Standard

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

International equivalencies

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

Select your country:

Funding

Research Council studentships are available.

There are two sources of funding: 1) Scholarships for excellent students, 2) Research projects which offer research studentships. Information about scholarships can be found at UCL Scholarships website. Fully-funded studentships attached to research projects are usually announced on our departmental website as well as www.jobs.ac.uk and www.findaphd.com.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Value:
Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Overseas Master's students on one of the 10 eligible programmes, who are nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently living or studying in a developed country. The students must hold a first degree at either first- or upper second-class level and be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the programme. Applicants must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country, nor have been employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable). Students must be be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Value:
Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Overseas Master's students on one of the 10 eligible programmes, who are nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not currently living or studying in a developed country. The students must hold a first degree at either first- or upper second-class level and be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the programme. Applicants must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country, nor have been employed by a government department (at national level) or a parastatal organisation (employees of universities are normally acceptable). Students must be be willing to confirm that they will return to their home country as soon as their period of study is complete.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students from Nigeria who display intellectual ability and leadership potential, and have a high standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS. Students must be aged between 21-30 years, and originate from one of the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa, and currently reside in Nigeria. Applicants must intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study. The eligible programmes for this award are MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have obtained a degree of at least an equivalent standard to a an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and be neither a current nor former employee (who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Limited, or current employee's relatives Applicants must not already have had the chance to study in the UK or other developed country.

SPDC Niger Delta Postgraduate Scholarship

Value:
Tuition fees, plus stipend, flights and allowances.
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective Master's students from Nigeria who display intellectual ability and leadership potential, and have a high standard of English, i.e. at least 6.5 in IELTS. Students must be aged between 21-30 years, and originate from one of the Niger Delta States in Nigeria, namely Rivers, Delta or Bayelsa, and currently reside in Nigeria. Applicants must intend to return and take up permanent residence in Nigeria after completion of the proposed programme of study. The eligible programmes for this award are MSc programmes in Chemical Process Engineering, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering. Students must have obtained a degree of at least an equivalent standard to a an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree and be neither a current nor former employee (who have left employment less than five years before) of SPDC, the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies or Wider Perspectives Limited, or current employee's relatives Applicants must not already have had the chance to study in the UK or other developed country.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

Brown Family Bursary

Value:
£15,000
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Prospective full-time Master's students within the Faculties of the Built Environment, Engineering Science and Mathematical & Physical Sciences.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Value:
Variable
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: For students in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering who are in financial need.

R.C. Vaughan Bursary

Value:
Variable
Duration:
1 year
Eligibility:
Eligibilty: For students in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering who are in financial need.

More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website

Careers

Employability

The core skills set you would obtain during your MPhil/PhD varies depending on your specific research project but the department provides a wide range of opportunities so that you are not limited to what your research projects offers.

Why study this degree at UCL?

With an academic staff made up of industry professionals, our very competitive degree programmes allow you to carry out ground-breaking research alongside some of the top people in their fields of expertise. UCL was one of the first universities to start a skill development programme and you will be able to take advantage of a wide range of training courses (e.g. our internal teacher training scheme), which equip you with the right skills for your research and future career.

In addition to regular sessions with academic supervisors, our MPhil/PhD students have a dedicated administrative team along with access to a range of support services and regular social activities where interdisciplinary research flourishes. Based in the famous Bloomsbury area, we are in the heart of London so it is easy to attend research meetings and networking events here in the capital or make use of the excellent transport links to travel further afield.

Student / staff ratios › 36 staff › 140 taught students › 79 research students

Department: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Degree reviews

Alumni review

"My degree demonstrates my expertise gained through working with some of the best researchers in my field, and people in the industry recognise it."

Ziyi Jiang

Subject: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering PhD
Student review

"There are plenty of reasons why I chose UCL, but I think the most important one is the campus and being located in centre of London, fairly one of the best cities to live, work and study in the world. Also, as the rankings and its history indicates, UCL is frequently among the top universities globally with a uniquely high reputation among the industry that will guarantee a good career after graduation. Additionally, the subjects and scholarships offered by UCL helped a lot in my decision. "

Arash Nassirpour

Subject: Structural Engineering PhD

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

You are encouraged to identify and contact potential supervisors before submitting a formal application. It is important that you find a supervisor(s) who shares the same research interest and expectations and is available to take a new student. Supervisors of our department welcome emails enquiring about your potential MPhil/PhD study. Their contact details can be found at http://www.cege.ucl.ac.uk/people/Pages/Academics.aspx There is no fixed starting date for our MPhil/PhD programme but many students start in late September. Applications are accepted any time of the year.

For more information see our Applications page.

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