Civil Engineering, M.Sc. | University of Southampton | Southampton, United Kingdom
12 months
27404 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Discover how to help the world develop resilience to increasing urbanisation, climate change and natural disasters, at this Civil Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton. The course is ideal if you’re a civil engineering graduate interested in boosting your career prospects.


Course Details

At this Civil Engineering MSc course offered by the University of Southampton you'll learn the skills to solve problems in building design, water supply, infrastructure, structural and bridge engineering, geotechnical engineering, and earthquake engineering.

You’ll gain a sound understanding of civil engineering design and applications through core and specialist modules covering:

  • coastal and maritime engineering
  • hydraulics
  • the environment
  • infrastructure
  • transport
  • management

Depending on your module choices you can develop different skills. For example, during our structural engineering modules you'll learn how to use industry standard finite element analysis software. This is important for the design of structures and foundations in other modules.

If you live in the UK or EU you'll have the option to take the MSc with an 11 month industrial placement. You'll carry out the latest applied research on real projects, whilst working with major civil engineering companies and research centres.

This degree 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. Learn more about accreditation on the Joint Board of Moderators website.

Career Opportunities

Your education will be timely and relevant while you are taught by our world-leading academics who are at the forefront of their field. This is especially important in engineering where technology is advancing rapidly. We connect with a global network of companies, shared facilities and expertise to advance your learning curve.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Data Analysis & Experimental Methods for Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Applied Hydraulics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Understanding Civil Engineering
  • Coastal and Maritime Engineering and Energy
  • Earthquake Engineering and Seismic Design of Steel Buildings
  • Project Economics and Management
  • Groundwater Hydrology and Contamination
  • Water Resources Planning and Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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 engineering, mathematics or physics. You must also be able to show you have studied mathematics modules in your previous degree.

Tuition Fee

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    27404 GBP/year
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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

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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