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Civil and Structural Engineering

Degrees Available

MSc Full-time

Suitable for International Students?


Award Tuition Fees Attendance Mode Length of Course


  • Home/EU: £4,900
  • International: £13,250

(A small increase can be expected for the subsequent year)

Full-time 12 months
September - September

Course Introduction

Civil engineering is essential for both developed and developing countries, and there is a great global need for professionals with expertise in the design, operation and maintenance of infrastructure, which is so essential to our present-day lives.

Sustainable use of materials, resources, and energy, in order to enhance the quality of life, for current and future generations, is a key aim for civil and structural engineers. Those in this field increasingly need to build on their Bachelor degree qualification and increase their knowledge base to remain competitive.

This course is designed to provide advanced civil and structural engineering education, and it addresses a balanced curriculum between advanced technical and design skills, and research skills.

Course Syllabus

Modules: (C) = Core, (O) = Option

Semester 1 – 60 Credits (6 x (C) Modules):

  • Advanced Geotechnics (10 Credits) (C)
  • Advanced Structural Analysis (10 Credits) (C)
  • Advanced Structural Engineering Project (20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester) (C)
  • Engineering Vibration (10 Credits) (C)
  • Advanced Numerical Methods (10 Credits) (C)
  • Design Optimisation (10 Credits) (C)

Semester 2 – 60 Credits (3 x (C) Modules & 1 x (O) Module):

  • Case Study (20 Credits) (C)
  • Advanced Project Skills (20 Credits) (C)
  • Advanced Structural Engineering Project (20 Credits split over both Semesters, 10 Credits per Semester) (C)
  • Earthquake Engineering (10 Credits) (O)
  • Environmental Computational Fluid Dynamics (10 Credits) (O)
  • Finite Element Methods (10 Credits) (O)
  • Risk Management (10 Credits) (O)
  • Steel and Composite Design (10 Credits) (O)

Stage 3 (60 Credits – 1 x (C) Module):

  • MSc Project (60 Credits) (C)

Special Features

  • It draws on the School's research which is conducted jointly with its collaborative companies
  • Optional modules are also included to offer students more choices and meet their interests and needs
  • This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM: The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Structural  Engineers, The Institution of Highway Engineers and The Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation) as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng(Hons) or an Accredited IEng (Full) BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree. See for further information

Entry Requirements

  • A second-class Honours degree or equivalent in relevant discipline.

Candidates who do not fulfil the normal entry requirements but have extensive industrial experience in a related area are considered on an individual basis.

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Level of English Required

IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.

[Full information on our General English Language Requirements]

Collaborative Partners

Yorkshire Water, Bersche-Rolt, Transport Research Laboratory, AngloFelt Industries, Lime Technology, Castle Cement, Ibstock Bricks.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this course are equipped to enter a wide range of industries such as consulting or contracting, utility providers (such as the water, gas, or electricity companies), the railways,and many other fields.

Contact Details

John Purvis
School of Engineering, Design & Technology Admissions Office

Tel: 00 44 1274 234567
Fax: 00 44 1274 234111

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This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.