Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Civil Engineering

Expert supervision is offered in the following areas: Sustainable technologies; water and wastewater treatment technologies; catastrophic failure of tanks; the use of sensors in the water industry; renewable energies and recycling; the use of innovative techniques and materials for pavement design. The programme route you undertake will depend on your qualifications and experience. Most of our students initially register for MPhil/PhD and go on to complete their PhD via successful progression from MPhil.

Entry requirements

To study for an MPhil or MPhil/PhD you should have, or expect to obtain, a minimum 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject. If you are applying for a PhD direct you must: Have a Masters degree with a research dissertation in a relevant subject; have undertaken research training directly related to the PhD project. If you have alternative qualifications, your application will be considered on merit. Appropriate research and previous experience will be taken into account.

Course modules

You can study topics such as: Advanced presentation skills; applying for ethical approval; how to be an effective researcher; poster presentation/design; postgraduate employability skills; project management; writing skills including creative planning for writing your thesis; surviving the viva; speed reading.

Assessment methods

If you are studying for an MPhil you may be able to progress to a PhD, via written and oral assessments in year 2 (for full time students) or year 3 (for part time students).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 33 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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