12 months
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18000 GBP/year
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About

This MSc Environmental and Engineering Geology programme at the University of Plymouth combines environmental and engineering geology to provide an outstanding foundation for a career in industry and consultancy.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

By combining the principles of geology, geotechnical and environmental sciences with an appreciation of new technologies you will develop interdisciplinary approaches to site investigation, soil and rock characterisation and the assessment of environmental contamination.

A focus on practical and field-based teaching will give you the skills to minimise the environmental impact, and promote the sustainable development of the built environment. The MSc Environmental and Engineering Geology  programme is offered at the University of Plymouth

Key Features:

  • A unique programme combining environmental and engineering geology with an interdisciplinary approach to allow the communication and the collaboration between civil and geotechnical engineers, environmental experts, professional geologists, stakeholders to develop and promote sustainable projects and management of risks.
  • An employability focused programme with training in laboratory and site investigations.
  • The proximity -  with an outstanding geology and several important sites where geohazards, contaminated land and engineering geology issues can be investigated directly in the field.
  • A wide spectrum and expertise in environmental and geoscience subjects and MSc’s taught in Plymouth and in sustainable geoscience and communication at the Sustainable Earth Institute.
  • State of the art laboratories in chemistry, Earth science and physical geography as well as a geotechnical laboratory.

Programme Structure

Core modules

  • Soil and Rock Mechanics, Characterisation and Field Skills
  • Professional Practice in the Environmental Sector
  • Environmental Knowledge: from Field to Stakeholder
  • Site Investigation and Geohazards
  • Investigation and Assessment of Contaminated Environments
  • Professional Experience in Environmental and Engineering Geology
  • MSc Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
59
More about PTE Academic
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (normally at upper second class or better) in a relevant discipline (e.g. BSc Geography, Environmental Science, Geological Sciences, Geotechnical or Civil Engineering) OR overseas equivalent. 
  • If you apply with a recent lower second-class degree along with relevant industry experience, this will also be considered. If you apply without recent formal qualifications, but with relevant industry experience you will also be considered.
  • A minimum grade C in English Language at GCSE level OR a minimum overall score of 6.5 in IELTS with no less than 5.5 in any component.
  • We welcome applicants with international qualifications. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part time (Home) - £570 per 10 credits.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

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

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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