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Fully funded three-year PhD studentships in Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Loughborough University

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Loughborough
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £14,777 a year (2018/19 rates - stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate.
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 3rd February 2019
Reference: ABCE19

Application details:

Start date of studentship: 1 October 2019

Interview date: tbc

Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.

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In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering was ranked first for research environment in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, with 95% of research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its influence on society, the economy and policy. The School boasts world class facilities, with £1.4m recently invested in its 3,000m2 laboratory and one of the fastest High-Performance Computer clusters in the UK.

A key part of the School’s ethos is the extensive links with industry. Many research projects are sponsored and applied by organisations in the civil engineering, construction and transport sectors, and Loughborough graduates are highly sought after by industry and commerce world-wide.

Full Project Detail:

Applications are invited for PhD studentships to start in October 2019. The projects will be based in the School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering at Loughborough University.

The School is committed to investing in the next generation of exceptional researchers, and applications are welcomed from high calibre students wishing to pursue research in the following areas:

  • Digital transformation of the construction sector
  • Civil Infrastructure Engineering
  • Transport
  • Water Engineering
  • Public Health Engineering and Management
  • Building Performance Measurement, Building Physics and Urban Energy Systems
  • Building Modelling and Optimization
  • Construction Projects and Organisation
  • Construction Products and Processes
  • Architecture

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More information about the School can be found at:

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Previous applicants have held degrees in civil engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, transport, geography and building services engineering. A relevant master’s degree and/or employment experience will be an advantage.

Funding information:

The three-year studentships are intended to start by October 2019. Each provides a tax-free stipend of £14,777 a year (2018/19 rates – stipend will rise in line with the level set by the Research Council) for the duration of the studentship plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. International students may apply for these positions; funding will cover tuition fees at the international rate in full, but the student will be responsible for their own living costs (estimated at £14,500 per year).

Contact details:

You are strongly advised to discuss your research proposal with an academic member of staff before applying; please see for contact details.

For information about the application process, please contact:

Name: Mr Berkeley Young

Email address:

Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 222 611

How to apply:

All applications should be made online at Under programme name, please select either Civil and Building Engineering or Civil and Building Engineering (Built Environment).  

Please quote reference number: ABCE19

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