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Engineering Geology MSc

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Full time


12 months

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Engineering Geology Nature Conservation / Protection (Land)

Course type


Course Summary


Our Engineering Geology Masters degree provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering.

It gives you a grounding in the application of geological principles to a wide range of fields appropriate to civil, ground and mining engineering.

Studying engineering geology will provide you with excellent job opportunities as a result of high calibre academic training, as well as the development of strong skills in terms of both critical and independent thought and team work.

Most of our graduates join consulting engineering and environmental consulting companies, while others go on to PhD studies.


When you choose a degree with accredited status, you can be assured that the teaching is of the highest standard.

This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) comprising of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Institute of Highway Engineers, and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation on behalf of the Engineering Council 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.

Learning and teaching

You will be taught via lectures, individual and group class-based practicals, laboratory practicals, field courses and independent project work.


You will be assessed on your written and oral assignments, field-based assessments and exams, as well as seminars and a dissertation project.


By the completion of this module students should be capable of: 1. Evaluating of key geological hazards affecting any given site; 2. Providing, on the basis of an assessment of geological, geophysical and geomorphological processes, advice on increasing the resilience of geotechnical structures over their design life of an engineering project; 3. Consideration of state of the art and alternative design strategies to improve sustainable use of the ground and risk management.

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Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in an earth science, engineering, civil engineering, mining or a related discipline. We require Mathematics or Physics to AS level (pass grade) or international equivalent, but this requirement can be waived on an ad-hoc basis given appropriate mathematical content of your first degree or industrial experience. Applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis where applicants can demonstrate significant relevant work experience in a relevant specialist field.

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