Masters in Civil Engineering

Civil engineers are responsible for the design, manufacture and maintenance of the infrastructures we see and use every day. As a civil engineer, you might be involved in the design and construction of buildings, transport networks, and energy and water supply infrastructures. Your knowledge of the built environment, as well as other elements of engineering, such as health and safety, will make you an asset to the profession.

About Civil Engineering


At postgraduate level, you are likely to be awarded a Master of Science (MSc), or a Master of Engineering (MEng). Further study will award degrees such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).


A postgraduate degree will normally take one to two years to complete.


Postgraduate course annual tuition fees are set by the institution, which means that they can differ. Postgraduate programmes are generally less expensive than undergraduate programmes. You will find detailed fee information on the institution webpage.

Typical Annual Tuition Fees

  • Postgraduate - £8,500

Topics Covered


During a postgraduate degree, such as an MEng, you will build on the knowledge you gained at undergraduate level. The modules studied will be on more complex and specialist areas of civil engineering. You will cover the traditional areas, as well as exploring the more contemporary concepts of the field. Modules and specialisms might include environmental engineering, transportation engineering, geotechnical engineering, and steel building design. Assessment methods might include written work, design projects, and presentations.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for a degree in civil engineering will depend on where you choose to study. It will also depend on the level of study for which you are applying. For a postgraduate degree, most institutions will require that you have an undergraduate degree in civil engineering, or a closely related subject.

Typical Entry Requirements


  • Degree Requirements - 2:1 or higher
  • Required/Desired Subjects - Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry