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Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering PhD

Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Civil Engineering (General) Building Design / Architecture

Course type


Course Summary

This PhD programme will give you the opportunity to develop new and highly sought after skills which can set you up for a range of careers. It’s a chance to make a novel contribution to knowledge, to become a world expert in a particular field, and it can open a range of doors with different employers. You'll also enhance your interpersonal skills, such as networking and relationship building, which will be invaluable in your future career. All research students are provided with two supervisors with expertise in the selected research area and a Director of Research Programmes to provide additional guidance and pastoral support, as well as opportunities to consult any other members of academic staff if appropriate. You will also be provided with a laptop, access to our laboratory facilities, technician support and access to funds for travel and conference attendance. Recent graduate destinations include: AECOM, Associate Director; MWH Global, Water Engineer; Kuwait Airport, Mechanical Engineer, Directorate General of Civil Aviation; Roads and Highways Department, Government of Bangladesh, Executive Engineer.

Committed to excellence and impact, we provide an environment where our academics and postgraduate researchers can excel, develop knowledge and understanding to build the societies of the future. We are a world leading centre for transdisciplinary research in civil infrastructure engineering, transport and water and waste management and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in building energy demand. Many of our research outputs are created for, and in partnership with, industrial collaborators to ensure demonstrable impacts on policy and practice worldwide. Our world-class teaching and research are integrated to support the technical and commercial needs of both industry and society. A key part of our ethos is our extensive links with industry resulting in our graduates being extremely sought after by industry and commerce worldwide.

Different course options

Full time | Loughborough University | 3 years | APR

Study mode

Full time


3 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good undergraduate degree (2:1 minimum) or a master’s degree.

University information

Loughborough University is in the top 10 of every UK league table, has an award-winning student experience and was voted University of the Year in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2018. Our research has impact. We are a top 10 research-led university in England (REF 2014) and we have been awarded seven prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prizes in recognition of our world-class excellence in areas of service and benefit to the UK – only Oxford...more

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