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Study mode

Online

Duration

7 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Engineering Studies Civil Engineering (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course is designed to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills to work at a high level in the design and construction of major infrastructure projects. Its structure allows students to choose from a broad range of courses including foundation engineering; safety, risk and reliability; water and wastewater treatment and project management, among others. This course design allows students to select courses which best fit their personal and professional needs, ensuring maximum added value to each individual’s study aspirations.

Online learning

Delivered only by Online Learning this course is ideal for those in employment or with other commitments, providing flexible study options that fit around work or family. Students receive comprehensive materials for each course through an online Virtual Learning Environment.

Our students and graduates

Our students are recruited mainly from the civil engineering profession and are typically looking to broaden their knowledge base, extend their technical expertise or gain further learning to meet the needs of the professional institutions. Applicants from other backgrounds planning to develop a career in civil engineering will also be considered. Graduates of this course are much sought after by civil engineering employers, working in areas such as transport, water and wastewater engineering and the energy sector.

Programme duration

An Independent Distance Learning (IDL) course - whether at PgDip or MSc level - can be completed in a minimum of 2 years. On average, our PgDip courses studied via IDL are completed in 2-3 years, while MSc courses are completed in 2.5-7 years. Most students intend to complete their studies via IDL within 2-3 years.

Professional recognition

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 for further information.

Industry links

This course is supported by the Civil Engineering Industry Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from major multi-national employers AECOM, Arup, Atkins, Balfour Beatty, Halcrow, Jacobs and WSP Group. This committee convenes regularly and advises on the course content and structure, ensuring quality, up-to-date content and relevance to industry needs.

Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Modules

This module aims to enable learners to develop a capacity to research and report in depth on a subject of relevance to his/her academic or professional career. This research project develops their problem solving skills in preparation for their work environment. Research Dissertation is specifically aimed at the MSc programmes of study which are delivered within the Institute of Infrastructure and Environment (IIE), School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation. This programme consists of 8 courses (modules). MSc students are also required to submit a Masters dissertation. The same fee is also applicable for England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Students pay £1350 per course and £1740 for the Dissertation. This programme consists of 8 courses (modules). MSc students are also required to submit a Masters dissertation.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

For MSc level entry applicants must have: Minimum of 2:2 honours degree or equivalent academic qualification in cognate and semi-cognate subject area. For PG conversion courses, non-cognate degrees will be considered. Corporate (or chartered) membership of relevant professional institutions will also be considered. For PG Diploma level entry applicants must have: Third class honours degree in a cognate or semi-cognate subject area PLUS 2 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level completed post qualification. Cognate or semi-cognate ordinary degree PLUS 3-4 years of relevant experience at an appropriate level following graduation. Candidates who do not meet the above entry requirements or have no formal academic qualifications will be considered individually based on their CV and interview. Admission via this route will be at the discretion of the Director of Admissions and the number of successful applicants will be restricted. There is no entry at PG Certificate level except through exceptional agreement with approved learning partners. Non-graduating study at masters level: Entry is based on CV or on formal academic qualifications or graduate (or incorporated) membership of a relevant professional institution.