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About

Ready to apply your geological knowledge to engineering and construction projects both onshore and offshore, and take your studies to postgraduate level?  Our MSc Engineering Geology degree course at University of Portsmouth is for you.

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Overview

You'll learn the advanced skills needed to understand the impact of geological conditions on engineering structures such as tunnels, dams, mines, quarries, offshore platforms and wind farms, plan and conduct detailed investigations into surface and subsurface geology to identify adverse ground conditions, and design suitable remedial measures for these types of structures.

Geological expertise is critical in all types of civil engineering projects – and when you graduate, you'll be able to meet the huge national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists. The Engineering Geology degree course at University of Portsmouth  will lead to a career in the environmental, engineering geological and geotechnical sectors.

Career

Potential roles include geotechnical engineer, engineering geologist, mining engineer and tunneling engineer for major mining companies, as well as environmental, geological and geotechnical consultancies.

Our previous graduates have also pursued careers in:

  • Engineering geology consultants
  • Geotechnical consultants and contractors
  • Environmental organisations
  • Marine and offshore consultants
  • Civil service and local government
  • Mining and quarry industries

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Design
  • Rock Mechanics and Engineering Design
  • Contaminated Land and Groundwater
  • Ground Models and Ground Investigation
  • Research Skills and Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Make your application as soon as possible.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2:2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant Earth Science or Civil Engineering field such as Geology, Earth Science Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Applicants with industrial and work experience will also be considered.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Part time: £4,500 

International students 

  • Part time: £8,200 

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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