The department currently offers only one taught postgraduate programme
This programme addresses the need to set a new curriculum for human societies and also the skill and knowledge needs required for the environment industry, predicted to be the largest industry in the 21st century. A considerable part of the programme is taught by leading practitioners including the Environment Agency of England and Wales, and Defra (UK Department of Food and Rural Affairs).
Initially, you will attend seven core modules that provide a unifying basis of understanding. This is developed further during three elective modules. The taught modules are complemented by an individual, four-month dissertation.
This stage provides a common platform of underpinning knowledge at Postgraduate Certificate level in the basics of water and environmental management. There are seven compulsory modules:
This stage provides specialist knowledge to Postgraduate Diploma level in a range of carefully chosen options. You choose two modules from the following:
NB: Availability of elective modules is subject to sufficient demand.
For further information on programme and unit outlines please visit the Education Support Unit.
The programme is completed with the submission of a research-based dissertation.
The programme is also closely linked to the newly-founded University of Bristol Cabot Institute, which brings together multidisciplinary research into all aspects of global environmental change.
The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Bristol is renowned for research excellence. We live in a changing world and industry and academia are no exception. We are at the forefront of those changes through:
If you wish to join us in our vision the department offers the following qualifications:
The minimum entry requirement for this degree is a first degree or equivalent. The minimum period of research is 3 years of full time study (or six years by part-time study). There is a maximum time limit allowed for submission of a thesis of 4 years (or 8 years for part-time students).
The Engineering Doctorate provides a more vocationally oriented doctorate in engineering than the traditional PhD and is better suited to the needs of industry. The degree was introduced nationally in 1992 and is now well established and highly respected. It combines academic research in an industrial context with taught modules in a range of related subjects.
Students enrolled on an EngD programme are referred to as Research Engineers. Research Engineers are normally based in Industry, spending the majority of their time (about 75%) working in a company on innovative research projects. The Systems Centre collaborates with companies to identify suitable projects.
The minimum qualification for entry onto the EngD programme is an Upper Second (2:1) class degree from a UK academic institution (or equivalent), in a discipline relevant to the research project. Applicants without a recognised degree may be acceptable if they can demonstrate significant, relevant industrial experience, e.g. candidates who can provide documentary evidence of peer reviewed technical reports or papers, or who hold responsible positions within a company. Candidates without the full academic qualifications who have achieved Chartered status may also considered acceptable. Please contact the Systems Centre to discuss your individual situation.
To register for this degree you must have obtained, or expect to obtain a first degree or equivalent. The minimum period of research is one academic year of full time study (or the equivalent by part-time study) but most candidates will require two academic years to complete their research (if full time). There is a maximum time limit allowed for submission of a thesis of three years from initial registration (4 years for part-time study).
For further information and how to apply online please refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus.