Our reputation

Masters students in the School of Civil Engineering

Top 5 in the UK for Civil Engineering, The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

The School of Civil Engineering is globally renowned for its teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. We’re one of the largest and longest established Civil Engineering schools in the UK with just over 50 staff and 1000 students from over 70 countries studying with us. 

The quality of our research, and the funding it attracts, means we’re able to invest in world-class facilities and academic staff who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research, which means you will be taught by internationally renowned, inspirational academics working at the top of their fields.

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Academic excellence 

Gender equality

We have been commended for our strong and continued commitment to gender equality in the form of a prestigious Athena SWAN Silver award

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

Every six years, the UK’s four higher education funding bodies undertake an exercise to measure the quality of research undertaken by UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The funding bodies use the outcomes to inform the allocation of their research funding to HEIs. The Research Excellence Framework was the framework used in 2021.

Unit of assessment: Engineering (UoA12)

  • Overall 97% of the submitted research activity was assessed as “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”
  • 95% of the submitted research impact contributions to society, academic and industry from Engineering are “world-leading” or “internationally excellent”