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Urban Sustainability and Resilience MRes + EngD

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: 5/6 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT) £Fee available on request from the department (PT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT) £Fee available on request from the department (PT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

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 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.

International students

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 areas

The UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability & Resilience offers companies and organisations a unique opportunity to fund their specialist research needs through partnership with our EngD research community.

Our programme has two key themes: Sustainability and Resilience. We focus on reducing the impact of our cities on ecological systems (air, water, food chains, and so on) whilst improving quality of daily lives and coping with the problems of population growth and changing demographics such as an ageing society. We are concerned with engineering systems and developing technologies that will increase the resilience of our urban systems (education, health, transport, financial, governance, etc) and the infrastructure that supports them (for example: roads, communications networks, buildings) to shocks arising from natural, economic and technological disasters.

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed 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.

CSC-UCL Joint Research Scholarship

Value:
Fees, maintenance and travel (Duration of programme)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

An attractive qualification to further your career, the EngD will prepare you with commercial awareness and a holistic understanding of the industrial landscape. With these skills and knowledge, you can expect to enter the job market at a senior level within a research and development group. As an EngD Research Engineer, you will bridge the gap between the academic and commercial world.

Employability

The collaborative nature of the engineering doctorates offered within the Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience (USAR) means that students gain first-hand experience of working with industry, giving our alumni a distinct advantage as they enter their professional lives. The centre has well-established partnerships with global engineering companies such as Arup, Atkins, Laing O’Rourke and Willis, and also strong links with NGOs and government agencies such as London Underground and Transport for London. Through its industrial Advisory Committee, the centre ensures the training its research engineers receive addresses what industry demands of its future employees.

Networking

USAR hosts a biennial international conference, which gives our students the opportunity to interact and develop links with leading thinkers in the field of urban sustainability and resilience. Our students are actively encouraged to present papers at international conferences, publish journal articles and to participate in opportunities beyond the centre, for example by undertaking a secondment with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology and to exploit the experiences and connections that these activities present. USAR also hosts an annual research showcase attended by industry and academics at which our research engineers present their work and are questioned by their peers.

Why study this degree at UCL?

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

Department: Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

Degree reviews

Alumni review

"Many academics I spoke to at conferences helped me to understand the multifaceted issues faced when setting up my enterprise. They asked the right questions and helped me find solutions."

Steffie Broer

Subject: Urban Sustainability and Resilience EngD
Student review

"I applied for graduate study at UCL because of its great reputation, and because it had recently invested in developing a new department in biodiversity research. This seemed a great opportunity to be part of this new department in its infancy."

Alison Fairbrass

Subject: Urban Sustainability and Resilience EngD

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.

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Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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