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Information about Doctoral Study

This webpage is for people who are thinking to do a Doctoral study at UCL Resilience Research Group.

1. Introduction


Resilience is a new subject area which includes many possible topics and issues for PhD studies. PhD students can build their work on the group's expertise covers a range of issues: from social and economic evaluation to computational modelling as well as engineering design of infrastructure. As we are working with a variety of industry partners, you can also obtain knowledge and datasets from our partners. 

Possible topics include

  • Understanding pedestrian behaviour that leads to pedestrian modelling.
  • Building a resilient system that considers vulnerable users (e.g. elderly and disabled, those who are unfamiliar with the environments)
  • Application of biological models to understand resilience
  • Creation of safe and secure public space and infrastructure design
  • ...

We are keen to expand our research portfolio and thus welcome you to bring in a totally new idea.

Once you become a student, you will have various benefits as a UCL student. They include free training schemes, free career support services, etc. You can find information at UCL's main page.

2.Course

Several courses are available: 

PhD

A typical research degree course. It usually takes three to four years to complete. Open to everybody. Students will be based in UCL Centre for Transport Studies, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering.  

PhD+1 year training

A combination of one year research training plus a PhD study. Four years to complete. Currently available for topics that are related to security and crime science. Students will enrol in UCL Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre, but actual research will be based in UCL Resilience Research Group. Scholarships are available for UK students.

EngD

A combination of one year research training plus a PhD study, but an EngD degree will be awarded at the completion of the study. Any topic will be possible but the involvement of an industry partner is required. Four years to complete. Students will enrol in UCL Doctroal Training Centre in Urban Sustainability & Resilience, but actual research will be based in UCL Resilience Research Group. Scholarships are available for UK students.

3. Entry Requirements

Students need to meet the UCL's entry requirements for graduate research students. Information can be found at UCL's main page. If you apply through UCL Security Science Doctoral Research Training Centre or UCL Doctroal Training Centre in Urban Sustainability & Resilience, each centre has its own criteria in addition to UCL's general requirement.

4. Funding information

5. I am interested in a doctoral study at Resilience Research Group! What should I do?

If you are interested in a doctoral study at UCL Resilience Research Group, please contact Taku Fujiyama in the first instance to discuss the possibilities.