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Contribute to a new generation of knowledge to improve water and waste infrastructure

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Solid Waste Management Sample Prep Lab

Making concrete greener

Professor Susan Bernal Lopez and her team at the University of Leeds are developing and studying low-carbon cement

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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.


in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

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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Meng Li
Student | PhD in Architecture and Urbanism
Dr Gehan Selim, who has a background in architecture, has enhanced my confidence by encouraging me to be a strong and self-starting researcher.