M.Sc. On Campus

Civil Engineering with Integrated Qualifying Year

University of Southampton

24 months
26000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Help the world adapt to urbanisation, climate change and natural disasters with a master’s degree in civil engineering. This Civil Engineering with Integrated Qualifying Year MSc course offered by the University of Southampton is ideal if you didn't graduate in civil engineering, but have maths and physics skills.


Course Details

At this Civil Engineering with Integrated Qualifying Year MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you'll spend a year learning the basics of civil engineering before progressing to the main MSc course for your second year. If you're an EU or UK student you'll have the chance to carry out your research project on an industrial placement. 

You’ll spend your first year studying key topics and improving your knowledge to prepare for your second year, when you’ll join the full-time MSc Civil Engineering course.

Throughout the course you’ll study:

  • fundamental principles, methods, analysis and synthesis in civil engineering design and applications
  • specialist modules in engineering fields such as: coastal, environmental, infrastructure, transport and engineering management
  • information and communication technology relevant to civil engineering, as well as management practices, health and safety issues, risk assessment and regulatory frameworks
  • the role and professional responsibilities of engineers in society

You’ll complete a research project to apply the knowledge and transferable skills you have developed on the degree. If you live in the UK or EU, you have the option to take the MSc with an 11-month industrial placement. This is an opportunity to carry out applied research on real projects, while working with major civil engineering companies and research centres.

This civil engineering master's is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng), for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree. See for further information.

Career Opportunities

When you graduate, you’ll be ready for a career in the civil engineering industry. Our graduates move into engineer roles with a wide range of leading employers including:

  • consultants
  • contractors
  • regulatory and local authorities

You’ll have several transferable skills, making you attractive to many graduate recruiters in industries such as financial services, IT and management consultancy.

You can also get careers advice and support from Southampton alumni through our E-Mentoring Southampton service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • City Infrastructure Design Project
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Railway Engineering and Operations
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design and Materials
  • Urban Water and Wastewater Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 degree in a relevant engineering, science or technology subject, such as:

  • physics
  • mathematics
  • chemistry
  • geology
You must demonstrate your competence at mathematics or physics, either through completion of maths modules as part of your original degree, or an A level pass in one of these subjects.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26000 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

EU and international students pay £26,000.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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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