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Fully funded PhD studentships in Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering


   School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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About the Project

The School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering aims to be the world’s leading integrated centre for built environment research, education, and learning. It is committed to investing in the next generation of exceptional researchers.

The School boasts world-class facilities, with a dedicated Research Hub for all researchers to work in, a 3,000m2 research laboratory, and one of the fastest High-Performance Computing clusters in the UK. Our award-winning doctoral researcher-led Research Hub Committee works within the School to ensure researchers have everything they need to conduct and deliver world-leading research.

A key part of our ethos is our extensive links with world-leading universities, industry, governments, and NGOs, making our graduates highly sought after in academia, industry, and commerce worldwide.

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds. The School is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive research environment – to create a better world, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our research community are one of our great strengths and are key to our pursuit of research and educational excellence. In the past ten years, we have averaged a successful PhD completion every two weeks, with doctoral graduates coming from 48 different countries.

We are committed to providing a unique doctoral experience for all our researchers, and welcome applications in the following areas:

Academics in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering have advertised projects that they would like to supervise, and suitable applicants for these projects can be considered for an ABCE23 studentship.

Entry requirements for United Kingdom

Applicants should have or expect to achieve a 2:1 or first-class honours degree (or equivalent international qualification) in a relevant discipline. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience will be an advantage.

English language requirements

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Find out more about research degree funding

How to apply

All applications should be made online and must include a research proposal. Under programme name, please select 'Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering or 'Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering (Built Environment)'. Please quote reference number ABCE23. To avoid delays in processing your application, please ensure that you submit the minimum supporting documents. See studentship assessment criteria.

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Funding Notes

UK fee
Fully funded full-time degree per annum
International fee
Fully funded full-time degree per annum
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Fees are reviewed annually and are likely to increase to take into account inflationary pressures.
Each three-year studentship provides a tax-free stipend of £17,668 a year (2022/23 rate) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the home or international rate.
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