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We pride ourselves on our able and enthusiastic research students, and we are constantly seeking to add to our research teams new students who wish to contribute to the advances being made here. We offer a stimulating research environment with structured research training in almost every branch of civil engineering. This enables our graduates to obtain interesting and rewarding careers, whether in industrial practice, industrial research or academia.
This programme has developed an excellent reputation since its inception in 1956. Its purpose is to provide advanced training to civil engineers and geologists who wish to widen their knowledge or to specialise in the field of geotechnical engineering.
The programme includes lectures, design studies, laboratory classes, site visits and individual projects.
The syllabus covers:
* Physical and mechanical properties of soils
* Shear strength
* Statistics and numerical methods
* Foundation design
* Slope stability
* Earth retaining structures, embankments, dams, tunnelling
* Engineering geology
* Ground improvements and environmental ground engineering
* Earthquake engineering
* The laboratory testing of soils
See the University of Birmingham Website for more details on fees and funding