Geotechnical Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Leeds | Leeds, United Kingdom
12 months
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Our Geotechnical Engineering at University of Leeds covers the practical application of geotechnical engineering to reduce construction risk and optimise the design of geotechnical structures to ensure that they are safe, sustainable and resilient.

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The ground is the greatest area of technical risk in construction — therefore the demand for qualified specialists in geotechnical engineering is ever-growing, both in the UK and internationally.

Understanding this risk is the underlying philosophy of this course. It brings together the expertise you’ll need to address a range of real-world geotechnical problems in industry, including shallow and deep foundations, soil-structure interaction, ground as a source of energy, environmental geotechnics, and slope and ground stabilisation.

Career after the Geotechnical Engineering at University of Leeds

Geotechnical engineers are integral throughout the whole process of building structures — from concept to construction. This means the demand worldwide for the expertise you’ll have once you graduate from Leeds is ever-growing, with the potential to take you across the world.Studying our Geotechnical Engineering MSc degree will equip you with the advanced knowledge in all aspects of the field and a relevant skill set sought after by many industries, opening the door to an exciting amount of career opportunities.

Programme Structure


  • Geotechnical Investigation and Characterisation   
  • Energy Geotechnics  
  • Constituitive Models and Numerical Analysis
  • Transport Infrastructure Strategy   
  • Groundwater Pollution and Contaminated Land   
  • Geotechnical Engineering (MSc)

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in civil engineering or a related engineering, science or mathematical discipline where relevant subject areas to geotechnical engineering have been studied. We would expect applicants to demonstrate strong engineering and maths knowledge.

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) will be considered for candidates with at least one years’ relevant experience.
  • Applications from professionally qualified and experienced candidates will also be considered. 

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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