University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Geotechnical Engineering

Research areas include: site characterisation and field monitoring; mechanical and chemical testing; centrifugal testing of soil models (static and dynamic); physical and numerical simulations of construction activities (tunnelling, grouting, drilling, trenching, pile driving and soil stabilisation); environmental hazards (pollution migration, clean-up, site remediation); soil-structure interaction (foundations on-shore and off-shore, earthquake engineering).

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must have IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; TOEFL 600 with TWE 5.0; or other acceptable test.

Sponsorship information

Limited number of EPSRC funded PhD studentships available to UK/EU students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Graduate Admissions Secretary
Telephone number: 
01223 332600