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The Adam Neville Prize awarded for best PhD in cement and concrete

The University of Leeds and The Concrete Society have awarded The Adam Neville Prize for the best national PhD in the field of cement and concrete.

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Research degrees

Research degrees

Whether you’re looking to begin an academic career or want to develop your skills and expertise for a career in industry, studying for a PhD will be a journey that will stimulate your passion for your subject and push you to reach your potential.

You’ll join a friendly, supportive and diverse community of postgraduate researchers who come from all over the world.

As well as a lead supervisor who’ll provide guidance and support on your project, you’ll also be associated with one of our research groups, a small community with whom you’ll interact on a daily basis.

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in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering

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Research degrees in the School of Civil Engineering

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Centres for Doctoral Training

Fully funded 4 year PhD places in water and waste infrastructure systems engineered for resilience

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Guidance and support

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Our facilities

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Meng Li
Student | PhD in Architecture and urbanism
The specialist architecture knowledge and resources in the School, coupled with the dynamic interdisciplinary setting, I am confident, will enrich my thought and inspire me to have more innovative ideas.