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Postgraduate Studies


Funding has been secured from the Department for International Development (DfID) under the Development Partnerships in Higher Education programme (DelPHE) - Round 4. This funding has been awarded to develop a range of new postgraduate courses in Africa in conjunction with the Universities of Malawi and Botswana. The focus of these courses is on sustainability issues within the Built Environment, under the heading of Sus-Eng. The programme is to be co-delivered between the institutions / departments involved, however would have a good quality assured qualification associated with the target award.

Key facts

  • Place of study: Leeds, Malawi or Botswana.
  • Length of study: Typically 3 years (by part-time study mode, but accelerated programmes of study will be available).

MPhil and PhD programmes

Please click here for further information.

Student awards

A number of our postgraduate students have also received awards for their research work. For example, the first prize from the International Society of Environmental Geotechnology (ISEG) in September, 2009 regarding the reuse of remediated soil in geotechnical engineered applications, together with first prize from the Society for Applied Microbiology in June, 2008 for the work on a novel water purification system for the developing world. The photos above show David Allen and Tom Craven receiving their awards.

PG Student Profiles

  • Baron Gaule - MPhil: Reuse of thermally desorbed soil
  • Theresa Mkandawire - PhD: Plant extracts to improve shallow well water quality in Malawi
  • Tom Craven - PhD: A novel water purification system to treat shallow wells in Malawi

Research & Consultancy

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