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Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology), MPhil

Newcastle University, the United Kingdom

Newcastle University

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About Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology), MPhil - at Newcastle University

Our geotechnical engineering and engineering geology research is revolutionary worldwide. You will work with academics who are leaders in their field so that your research has a real impact on civil engineering.

By pursuing research in the School of Engineering you will join an extremely successful research group focussing on geotechnical engineering and geology. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. This means that we attract high quality graduates and researchers and train them to international standards.

Within the School of Engineering we have a research group focussed on geotechnics and structures, which deals with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology. Our research has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management, focussing on the concepts of:

  • sustainability in construction
  • climate change and the effects on civil engineering.

We provide MPhil and PhD supervision within the broad disciplines of geotechnical engineering and engineering geology. Our current research areas are:

  • seismic engineering and extreme loadings
  • slope stability
  • multi-phase flow and coupled multi-field analysis
  • soil modelling
  • waste minimisation and reuse
  • ground improvement
  • site characterisation.

We also encourage multidisciplinary research, such as:

  • ground improvement and remediation
  • in situ testing
  • geotechnical design
  • geotechnical processes in construction and the natural environment.

As a result of our research we have been able to revolutionise electrokinetic geosynthetics, self-boring pressuremeters, geothermal testing and construct a full-scale embankment for field experimentation.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 150 for Civil and Structural Engineering - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019.

Delivery

Off-campus study may be available in some circumstances, particularly if you have industrial sponsorship. Our programme includes intensive subject-specific supervision and training in research methodologies and core skills. You will also have an opportunity to undertake paid laboratory demonstrations and tutoring to gain teaching experience.

Facilities

The School of Engineering has an exceptional range of laboratories equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentationsupporting our research, teaching and contract research projects.

Notes about fees for this course

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information in our online Prospectus. https://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/civ-eng-geotechnical-engineering-geology-mphil-phd/?utm_source=referral-study-link&utm_medium=course-listing&utm_content=civ-eng-geotech-eng-geology-mphil-phd&utm_campaign=PG3PL-study-link#fees&funding

Entry requirements

A 2:1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. However, combinations of the following can be taken into consideration:

  • undergraduate qualifications
  • masters qualifications
  • relevant work experience

Please contact us if you wish to discuss your individual circumstances.

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

  • 6 week Pre-sessional entry: IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills)
  • 10 week Pre-sessional entry:  IELTS 5.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.0 in all sub-skills)

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. You'll need to get this before you can get your visa or study on this programme. We'll let you know about the ATAS requirement in your offer letter.

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