Civil engineering at postgraduate level
Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as roads, bridges and buildings.
Chartered and incorporated professional engineers are vital to the success of the civil engineering industry, and professional qualifications are highly valued by employers.
The UK's seven research councils are government-funded agencies supporting research in different disciplines.
These bodies also represent the most important sources of funding for postgraduate students in the UK.
- - Tips on getting research council funding for your postgraduate course
- - About the UK research councils and their specialist areas
Professional engineering qualifications: how to get employer sponsorship
Getting from masters to the internationally recognised chartered engineer status
The Institute of Civil Engineers supports the industry and offers training programmes.
Use our funding finder tool to help you find funding for your engineering course.
Nearly 500 funding opportunities are available for civil engineering courses across the UK, for UK, EU and overseas students.
If you have an inclination towards detailed research projects you might want to consider a PhD or EngD.
The EngD is aimed at the industrial and commercial side of things, and may involve time spent in the workplace with modules relating to business management skills.