An Engineering Doctorate (EngD) Studentship with a focus on Water Engineering is available in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London starting in October 2013. The studentship is funded through the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre for the UK Water Sector. This unique 4-year studentship allows doctoral-level research to be conducted while working directly with an industrial partner in the water sector. The programme will also allow the participant to receive postgraduate-level technical and transferable skills training at five leading UK universities in the water research field.
Our research has an excellent reputation in Britain and internationally. The Department has always achieved the top score in Research Assessment Exercises which have been undertaken in the UK higher education sector approximately every five years since 1986. In the most recent assessment, the results of which were announced in November 2008, the Department again achieved the highest rating, recognising the Department as the best in the UK.
Many staff hold research grants funded by Industry, Research Councils and the EU, and most have close links with engineering practice through consulting work and research on industrially-related problems. Many also participate in the formulation of codes of practice and in providing technical advice to companies, governments and government agencies worldwide.
Our internationally recognised research groups work in the following fields:
* Structural engineering
* Structural materials
* Structural mechanics
* Soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering
* Engineering geology
* Engineering seismology
* Environmental engineering
* Waste and resource management
* Urban water and energy systems
* Hydrology and water resources
* Fluid mechanics
* Coastal and offshore engineering
* Marine renewable energy
* Transport planning, management and operations
* Intelligent transport systems
* Integrated urban systems engineering
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
* Applicants must be either UK citizens, EU students who have studied or been employed in the UK for at least the past three years, or overseas (non-UK, non-EU) applicants who have been employed in the UK for at least the past three years.
* Imperial College London requires candidates entering a postgraduate research degree programme to hold a relevant undergraduate degree with a 2(i) classification or higher and preferably also a Masters Level qualification.
* To be considered for the studentship, please submit a CV and a cover letter highlighting your relevant background and experience to Ms Angela Frederick. Selected candidates will be invited for interview in late June.