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Civil Engineering, MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Civil Engineering (General)

Course type


Course Summary


Civil Engineering at Swansea University has an excellent and far-reaching reputation. The MSc in Civil Engineering provides an advanced and systematic understanding, designed to prepare you as a credible civil engineer.

You will be trained in civil engineering analysis and design, particularly in modelling and analysis techniques – fields in which Swansea University experts fundamentally changed modern industrial practice in civil engineering.


Graduates of the Civil Engineering MSc degree at Swansea are strongly positioned for rewarding opportunities. Your future could lie in any of the following roles.

  • Consulting civil engineer
  • Contracting civil engineer
  • Site engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Water engineer
  • Town planner
  • Building services engineer
  • Engineering geologist

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Recent years have seen an increasingly volatile climate and hence severe floods across the UK and worldwide, which also accompanies with a constant demand for expertise and know-hows for flood risk management. We intend to use this module to facilitate civil and environmental engineering students with necessary engineering skills and techniques for flood risk management with special focuses on current practice and national polices related and climate change impact and sustainability issues. Any student wanting to pursue or develop in a related career, e.g., water managers, consultancy in flood risk management is encouraged to take the module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Usually the entry requirements for the MSc Civil Engineering is a first or second class honours degree in Civil Engineering, or a similar relevant engineering or science discipline. You will also need to have an overall mark of at least 55%, however performance in key modules will also be considered.