MPhil, PhD On Campus

Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology)

12 months
27900 GBP/year
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By pursuing research in the School of Engineering you'll join a successful research group. Our focus is on geotechnical engineering and geology. Our mission is to foster, promote and conduct research of international quality. The Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology) programme is offered at the Newcastle University.


Key facts:

We have a research group within the School of Engineering. Their main focus is on geotechnics and structures. They deal with the fundamental concepts of material behaviour, construction and design technology.

The research at the Newcastle University has a central theme of Earth systems science engineering and management. This focusses on the concepts of:

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

We provide Civil Engineering (Geotechnical and Engineering Geology) MPhil and PhD supervision. This is 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.

We have also been able to construct a full-scale embankment for field experimentation.

Programme Structure

Course Overview:

Our programme will help you to:

  • complete a training needs analysis, so that you know what your current skills are and where you need help and development
  • use your training needs analysis to create your personal development plan
  • identify appropriate workshops or other events that will help you most and best address your development needs
  • gain the personal and professional key skills development for the successful completion of your research degree

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27900 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Full time: £27,900 - £36,600

Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne

560 - 991 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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