Modes and duration
- Full-time: 3 years
- Part-time: 5 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £4,770 (FT) £2,385 (PT)
- £22,180 (FT) £11,090 (PT)
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 Requirements
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.
The English language level for this programme is: Standard
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
- Fees, maintenance and travel (Duration of programme)
- Overseas students
- Based on academic merit
More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website
The data of our recent graduate suggests that 40% of our graduates took up postdoctoral fellowships or lectureships at UCL or other universities after graduation. Engineering consultancy firms are the second popular destination (30%), followed by policy making organisations, such as central governments, United Nations (20%). In addition, there have been a number of graduates who pursued their careers as entrepreneurs.
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.
Many academics in our department are working with industry partners. Applicants can ask about potential inputs from, or collaboration with industry partners when they approach potential supervisors.
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 › 95 staff including 43 postdocs › 200 taught students › 170 research students
Department: Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering
"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 JiangCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering PhD ()
Research Associate, UCL
"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 NassirpourStructural Engineering PhD
Application and next steps
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.
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now