Department of Civil and Structural Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering
This course offers a broad-based knowledge in civil engineering covering geotechnical, structural and water engineering, placing an equal emphasis on both analysis and design. You will dissect these three areas and their inherent interconnections, giving you the skills to become an effective civil engineer.
Our department is research-led, meaning you’ll be taught about the latest ideas and concepts within the field, while the advanced research project provides you with an opportunity to explore a current issue in civil engineering in much greater detail.
You will be equipped to work on strategies to remedy problems such as making our construction practices more sustainable and efficient, ensuring a safe and clean water supply for future generations, or tackling coastal flooding and groundwater pollution.
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. See the Joint Board of Moderators website for more details.
Examples of core modules:
- Structural Analysis
- Structural Design
- Geotechnical Design
- Constitutive Modelling of Geotechnical Materials
- Groundwater Engineering
- Engineering Hydraulics or Engineering Hydrology
- Civil Engineering Research Proposal
- Advanced Engineering Research Study
Examples of optional modules:
- Innovations in Structural Concrete
- Earthquake Engineering and Risk Management
- Advanced Concrete Design
- Blast and Impact Effects on Structures
- Design of Earthquake Resistant Structures
- Sustainable Drainage and Green Infrastructure
- Management of Soil and Groundwater Pollution
- Computational Methods in Water Engineering
- Design of Water Distribution and Sewer Networks
- Coastal Engineering
- Flood Risk Management
- Sustainable Water Resources Systems
- Lectures by academic staff
- Design tutorials
- Design projects
- Computational tutorials
- Lab work
- Industrial seminars
- Advanced engineering research study (dissertation)
Some modules engage our industrial partners, laboratory work and site visits.
September–June: Taught modules and preparation for your dissertation.
June–August: Complete your dissertation. Your Advanced Engineering Research Study gives you the opportunity to work with an academic on a piece of research in a subdiscipline. We’ll give you training in research skills.
1 year full-time
Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.
We’ll consider your application if you have appropriate professional qualifications and work experience, but you’ll need a strong background in the areas covered on the course.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 5711
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.