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What will I learn?

As a joint Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering we engage in research and develop graduate courses where integration between the disciplines is likely to be most valuable. Research is also carried out in collaboration with other departments in the University, particularly Mechanical Engineering, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Management, and Computer Science. The MPhil and PhD programmes combine taught research training and applied research practice. Candidates join the Department as a member of the Research Centre in which they initially have a broad research interest and that will have overseen their acceptance into the Department.

Most research students who ‘do a PhD’ register in the first instance as probationer for the programme of PhD. Confirmation of PhD registration is subject to your passing an assessment process, which normally involves submission of written work and an oral examination.

The dissemination of research findings is seen as a vital component of the research process and graduate students are encouraged to prepare papers for publication as part of their research training. We encourage a wide range of interests. Academic staff are always open to ideas which extend existing work or introduce new topics to their existing subject areas.

Thesis

Candidates are expected to carry out supervised research at the leading edge of their chosen subject, which must then be written up as a substantial thesis.

Viva exam

The final stage of the PhD programme is the oral or viva voce examination, in which students are required to defend the thesis to a Board of Examiners.

Which department am I in?

Architecture and Civil Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

30 June 2022

Start date

3 October 2022

Venue

University of Bath

Claverton Down,

Bath,

Bath And North East Somerset,

BA2 7AY, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have at least three years of full-time, post-graduation work experience with evidence of career progression; 2:1 or above undergraduate degree or international equivalent. English language requirement: You will need an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of at least 6.5 overall. Your scores for reading, writing, listening and speaking must be at least 6.0.

For international students

First or good second class honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Bath

The University of Bath offers its students a world-class education, with excellent facilities in an idyllic location.

  • Ranked 8th in Guardian University Guide 2022
  • Based in Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • 30% of its student population is international
  • Offers four sets of scholarships to international students