Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 15 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    12400 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

If you’re a graduate engineer or a working civil engineer, our course introduces you to the latest thinking in areas such as environmental geotechnics, Eurocodes and sustainability.

We’ll also look at management and professional practice issues, as well as forensic engineering. You’ll investigate a building failure, compile a report and develop your skills as an expert witness.

Leading experts deliver your lectures and seminars and there’ll be frequent workshops, simulations and laboratory sessions, where you can apply your growing knowledge to real-world civil engineering issues. Your major research project will involve an original dissertation on the subject of your choice.

Our course will enhance your skills and enable you to work as a design or production civil engineer. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Built Environment PhD.

Accreditation

This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Analytical Techniques
  • Conceptual Design
  • Environmental Geotechnics
  • Foundation Design Engineering
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Production Management
  • Sustainability and Environmental Management
  • Research Design and Methods
  • Major Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    This is the main UCAS deadline for the majority of degree courses. The deadline is 6pm.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Full-time - January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time - January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A first degree, with honours, in a related subject and at a minimum final classification of lower second (2:2) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12400 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    8100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8100 GBP per year and a duration of 15 months.
The part-time fee (UK & EU students) is £4,050 per year.

Funding

Students from England and Wales can borrow up to £10,280 to study a Masters degree.

In Northern Ireland, a loan of £5,500 will be available.

Students from Scotland can borrow a total of £10,000: £5,500 for tuition fees and £4,500 for living costs.

You don’t have to borrow the full amount. You can also amend the amount you requested up to one month before the end of the academic year.

Postgraduate loans are not means-tested.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.