Take a masters in Engineering in the Coastal Environment and take the future of our coastal erosion and defence strategies into your own hands. The importance of the coastal zone is globally recognised and there is a growing demand for skilled coastal engineers. The course from University of Southampton provides world-class training in coastal engineering and is uniquely offered between Engineering and Ocean and Earth Sciences.
This course is provided jointly by academics from Civil Engineering and Ocean and Earth Science.
The career-led course will develop your critical awareness and environmental management of coastal issues. You will develop your core knowledge of Coastal Flood Defences, Coastal Morphodynamics and Coastal Sediment Dynamics. You will also apply impact assessments and learn to use advanced information systems.
The MSc is closely linked with the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) which develops applied coastal research across the University, nationally and internationally. You will also benefit from our partnerships with industry and local councils. Each semester, you will take an additional module relating to Civil Engineering or Marine Science, depending on your first degree.
Your acquired knowledge will be put into practice in a final research project conducted with an industry partner. The best dissertation each year is awarded the prestigious HR Wallingford prize.
Accredited by the Institution of Civil Engineers as contribution to full membership (MICE). Accreditation may also be awarded by Institution of Structural Engineers, Institution of Highways and Transportation or Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers.
You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second 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).
You need a good (2:1) Honours degree in civil or environmental engineering or oceanography, geography, geology or the environmental and physical sciences. We assess applications on an individual basis and we encourage candidates with an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University and relevant experience in an appropriate field to apply. We will asess your general ability to undertake the degree programme and, if appropriate, candidates will be invited for interview. In all cases, you must provide evidence of a high degree of numeracy.
If your first language is not English, we need to ensure that your listening, written and spoken English skills would enable you to enjoy the full benefit of your studies. For entry onto our programmes, you will need an acceptable English Language qualification such as IELTS 7.0 overall, with minimum of 6.0 in writing, 6.0 in reading, 6.0 in listening and 6.0 in speaking, or equivalent in other approved English language tests.
Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.
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