Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Civil Engineering (Environmental)

Environmental engineering uses science and engineering principles to assess and mitigate pollution for the benefit of human health and the environment. This research programme requires an understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, socio-economics and legislation to develop solutions for the sustainable provision of clean air, land and water for humankind. We offer MPhil and PhD supervision in the following research areas: anaerobic digestion; manipulation of the fate of micro-pollutants; pollutant sequestration; bioremediation; risk assessment; sanitation and low-cost water supplies for developing countries; waste stabilisation ponds; constructed wetlands; minewater treatment; carbon neutral initiatives; geothermal energy.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in science or engineering. Alternative qualifications will be considered where appropriate. If students undertake an MPhil in the first instance, a transfer may be available to a PhD after the first year of successful study. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5, or equivalent. International applicants may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate. This will need to be obtained before the applicant can get a visa or study on this programme. The ATAS requirement will be in the offer letter.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Postgraduate Research Secretary (Civil Engineering), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 6445