University of Edinburgh: Infrastructure and the Environment (Doctor of Philosophy - PhD/Master of Philosophy - MPhil/MSc (Res))

InstitutionUniversity of Edinburgh View institution profile
Department School of Engineering
Study type Research


The Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE) is among the leading centres of civil and environmental engineering research in the UK. The Institute seeks new technologies to solve real-world problems in order to promote sustainability.

Key research areas include:

behaviour and design of structures in fire and other extreme events
fire science and fire safety engineering
shells and containment structures
nonlinear finite element modelling of complex structures and structural collapses
mechanics and transport of granular materials and multiphase media
computational mechanics and bio-mechanics
fibre-reinforced polymer composites in structural strengthening and repair
high-speed rail
intelligent infrastructure and non-destructive evaluation
sustainable water and wastewater treatment technologies
water supply
waste management and resource recovery
IIE has excellent laboratory and computing facilities, including the latest facilities and instrumentation for experimental and computational research in structures, granular solids, fire safety engineering, non-destructive testing and environmental engineering.

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Qualification Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
Level SCQF Level 12
Entry requirements

A UK undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in an appropriate subject, or relevant qualifications and experience.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Location Central area campus
George Square

Contact details

Graduate School Administrator

Telephone +44 (0)131 650 5573

Graduate School Administrator (School of Engineering)

Telephone +44 (0)131 650 5573

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