Civil engineering research degrees

An overview of our postgraduate research in civil engineering and entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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Research within the Civil Engineering is undertaken within two thematic groups, namely Environment and Infrastructure, within which smaller specialised research sub-groups operate.

An important overlap between the Environment and Infrastructure themes lies in the area of sustainability and sustainable economic development, where emphasis is placed on preservation of natural resources through the recycling of waste materials, perceived infrastructure threats posed by climate changes and the development of the urban environment in terms of the whole life cycle from inception to eventual demolition or re-use.

For more information about Research in Civil Engineering at Dundee, please follow the links below to visit individual sub-group research webpages:

Environment Research

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Infrastructure Research

  • Concrete and Construction
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Structural Engineering

To learn more, please visit our Engineering research pages.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0


We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.