Are you interested in graduate study in Civil Engineering? We offer research degrees in a variety of topics in Civil Engineering, for example:
Dynamics of civil engineering structures
Offshore foundations and sea-bed soil mechanics
Marine renewable energy (wind, wave and tidal)
Tunnelling and settlement damage
Theoretical modelling of soils
In situ testing
More information on these areas is given on our research pages. We offer the possibility of studying for an MSc by research, but most students prefer to study for a doctorate (at Oxford called a DPhil, but exactly the same as a PhD elsewhere). We are partnering with Cranfield University in a Centre for Doctoral Training in Renewable Energy Marine Structures, which was formally launch in September 2014. This Centre will offer a places for the Engineering Doctorate (EngD) as well as the DPhil.
The application process is described on the Oxford University web site (follow the link labelled ADMISSIONS/Graduate). Within that site some useful pages are:
- The graduate prospectus
- Information on studying at Oxford
- Choosing a college (The Oxford college system is a very important feature of the University, but it can seem a little confusing from the outside - contact us if you need more advice.)
- (Note: this is very important - the biggest obstacle for many students is the problem of securing sufficient financial support. You will need to be very active in seeking scholarship funds.)
The Engineering Science web site also offers detailed information about the application process:
- Summary page
- (Note: our English language requirements are IELTS: an overall score of 7.5, with at least 7.0 in each component or TOEFL iBT (internet-based) - an overall score of 110 with minimum component scores of: Listening (22), Reading (24), Speaking (25) and Writing (24) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Grade B).
General enquiries about research in Civil Engineering should be addressed to Prof. Z. You.
We receive a large number of requests (especially from students studying in India) for Summer Internships. We are unable to offer any Internships, so please do not email us with any requests.
If you do not yet have funding you can find details of some scholarships in the Oxford University Graduate Prospectus (see also direct link to the search tool). Please do not write to us requesting a "scholarship", as unfortunately we will be unable to help. The University administers a scheme whereby a very limited number of bursaries are available to support research students. There is very strong competition for these bursaries and you will need an excellent academic record to have a chance of success.