Civil Engineering, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This programme enables graduates and engineers to develop their technical knowledge and skills to meet the future demands of the construction industry. It will give you the opportunity to develop your professional, analytical and management skills to an advanced level. 


The programme provides a broad, subject-specific curriculum with the chance to specialise through a variety of course options and an individual project. Topics for the project cover a variety of industrial applications and are inspired by the consultancy and research activities of academic staff.

Facilities and staff

The programme is run by a team of research-active staff and is supported by world-class experimental facilities, including the largest concrete slab testing rig in Europe, geotechnical and hydraulics laboratories, and one of the largest environmental chambers in the country. This environment will provide you with unique support and enable you to undertake course-related activities that involve analytical and experimental tasks as well as computer simulations.


Our staff work hard to support learning and are committed to student satisfaction. In return, we have received very positive feedback:

Professional development

The Department of Engineering Science, part of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, has built strong links with local and national employers. We enjoy the support of an industrial board, a forum that enables us to constantly revise our programmes to reflect the changing needs of industry. Our students leave equipped with the skills and practical experience that employers value. We have invested in the very latest facilities and industry-standard equipment, so you will graduate with hands-on experience of the technology being used in the workplace. Many of our programmes are accredited or recognised by relevant professional bodies, which can widen your career options and increase your opportunities for career progression. Our success has been widely acknowledged.


The aims of the programme are to:

  • Enhance specialist knowledge in selected areas of civil engineering which build upon studies at the undergraduate level
  • Develop a broader insight into aspects of civil engineering design
  • Develop critical insight into broader management issues relating to civil engineering in particular and construction in general.


This programme is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (comprising the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Structural Engineers, the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation and the Institute of Highway Engineers) as fully satisfying the further learning requirements for chartered engineer (CEng) registration.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Computer Modelling of Civil Engineering Problems 
  • Analysis and Design for Seismic Action 
  • Highway Engineering 
  • Principles of Management for Civil Engineering
  • Analysis and Management of Risk in Civil Engineering 
  • Individual Research Project for Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Advanced Materials Engineering for Construction 
  • Research, Planning and Communication
  • Water and Wastewater Engineering 
  • Advanced Geotechnical Engineering 

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity

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

                          • Full-time duration 12 months
                          • Average part-time duration 24 months
                          • Intensity Flexible
                        • Credits
                          120 alternative credits
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You need the following IELTS score:

                        • Minimum required score:


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                        Academic Requirements

                        Applicants should have:

                        An accredited degree in civil engineering (2.2 or above) or an equivalent qualification.

                        • You may also be considered if you do not have a first degree but have professional and vocational experience (e.g. incorporated engineer status) and demonstrate the potential to succeed on the programme
                        • Prospective students over 21 years of age receive special consideration as mature candidates.

                        Applications to postgraduate programmes should be made online. There is no closing date for applications to postgraduate programmes, but many fill up quickly, so you are advised to apply early. You do not have to wait for first degree or other examination results.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          12500 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                          8250 GBP/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 8250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                        Part-time fees per 30 credits: £1,375.

                        Living costs for London

                        • 1000 - 2600 GBP/month
                          Living Costs

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