The Department of Civil Engineering PhD degree programme is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU.
The Department of Civil Engineering PhD degree programme is a strategic research collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool, and is based at XJTLU. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.
Students on this programme are formally registered with the University of Liverpool as off-site postgraduate research students. You will carry out research on XJTLU premises under the supervision of the supervisory team.
As a PhD student you will be appointed a designated primary (local) supervisor at XJTLU, who is a full-time member of academic staff. In addition, you will also have a designated secondary supervisor based at the University of Liverpool.
The normal length of full-time PhD programme is three years. At the end of three years’ full-time study, you can apply for an extension of one year to complete the writing of your dissertation. Part-time PhD degrees usually take four to seven years.
As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool.
Full-time PhD students are funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.
Please check the FAQ for further information about studying for a PhD at XJTLU.
You can apply for an existing PhD project which has received funds from the university or external funding bodies. These projects have an established research topic and a formed supervisory team.
There is no specific application deadline to each project, which will be open until the position is filled. The start date of a PhD programme is normally the first day of March, June, September, or December. The Department has the following funded PhD projects available (this list is regularly updated):
|Title of PhD project||Reference number||Status||Supervisor|
|In-situ characterization of key structural materials in extreme service environment||FOS2003JM03||Open||Dr. Konstantinos Papadikis
|Study on the effect of partially multi-layered vegetation on open-channel flows (多层植被对明槽水流的影响)||PGRS2012007||Open||Dr. Xiaonan Tang
|Micro-structural, thermal and mechanical properties of concrete incorporating recycled tyre rubber materials||PGRS2012023||Open||Dr. Bowen Xu
There will be two application rounds for each academic year:
Go to Scholarship page and find more information about how to apply for the scholarships.