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MRes + PhD studentships at the EPSRC CDT in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment

We are currently looking to recruit talented students for a number of fully funded studentships to carry out cutting edge research within a broad range of both core and interdisciplinary civil engineering topics at the UK's top ranking Engineering Department. Successful applicants will join the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment (FIBE-CDT) which delivers an innovative model of doctoral education focused on cohort-based training.

The programme is structured as a 1 year MRes + 3 year PhD. You will undertake training in both core civil engineering subjects and specialist modules to develop your research interests and prepare you for your PhD studies. Applicants are not required to have a proposed PhD topic or supervisor in order to apply and the MRes programme is designed to allow you to explore your interests through labs, courses, group projects and involvement with industry partners. Please see

The FIBE-CDT's research and training activities focus on integrating Cambridge's internationally recognised strength in structures, geotechnics, materials, construction, sustainable development, building physics and water and waste within the wider context of related engineering disciplines, architecture, the sciences, land economy, manufacturing, business, economics, policy and social science, and also includes entrepreneurial training delivered in collaboration with the Judge Business School.

Fully funded studentships, which cover both fees and a tax-free stipend (currently set at £14,553 per annum), are available for students meeting the EPSRC funding requirements. We will not be able to consider applicants who do not meet the UK / EU residency requirements for EPSRC funding. A summary of the funding requirements can be found below or at

Students are normally expected to have a 2.1 or 1st class honours degree or an equivalent standard, and candidates from a civil engineering background and other cognate disciplines are encouraged to apply. For the MRes + PhD years, applicants can either select a potential research project(s) from a range of different themes and projects or develop one in the course of the MRes year. Please see

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with 3 rounds of application deadlines. The first round closes on 4th January 2018, the next round on 30th April 2018 and the final round of admissions closes on 30th June 2018. Early application is strongly encouraged as places are limited. Applications should be made online at, stating course code EGEGR3 (EPSRC CDT MRes+PhD Future Infrastructure & Built Environment). Enquiries to:

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Applications should be submitted via the University Graduate Admission web pages

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