Postgraduate research admissions (PhD)
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The Department provides a highly stimulating environment for research, attracting outstanding applicants from a variety of academic backgrounds. Research students form an integral part of the Department's research community. The Department is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the leading centres of research in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
What is academic research, what is a research degree and how is a research degree different? Read our PhD Success Guide for more.
The Department is comprised of 7 research sections. We also participate in a number of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT), which offer additional studentships and scholarships.
CivSoc is the student-run society for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. They organise a wide variety of events throughout the year including social events, talks, site visits, careers presentations and the very popular annual International Tour.
During the first year there is a one-week residential Surveying camp. In Year 2 there are two one-week residential field trips, Geology and the Constructionarium. In addition to these, there are a number of visits associated with various elective courses offered in the Third and Fourth Years.
Throughout the MEng degree our students undertake a number of projects, both as individuals and in groups to apply knowledge and broaden their skills, including team working.
Each academic year, a number of prizes are awarded in recognition of student achievement. These are celebrated in a prize giving ceremony held annually on Commemoration day.