12 months
18300 GBP/year
9400 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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On this Civil Engineering degree course from University of Portsmouth, you'll focus on environmental management for civil engineering in different phases of projects, including the planning, designing, constructing and managing of public works.

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By taking the Civil Engineering degree course from University of Portsmouth , you’ll develop strategic and general management skills and learn the theory behind the Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis and its application.

You'll deliver an integrated design project, where you can focus on an aspect of Civil Engineering such as Earthquake, Structural, Geotechnical or Environmental Engineering. You can further develop your specialist research on your dissertation, using experimental and numerical methods.

You'll graduate with an award that reflects the specialism you focused on in your design project, for example, MSc Civil Engineering with Earthquake Engineering or MSc Civil Engineering with Structural Engineering.

When you graduate, you'll have the expertise to enter a career in areas that reflect your specialist skills.

What you'll experience

  • Learn the science behind civil engineering, using analytical structural analysis, numerical analysis, and solving engineering problems using the finite element method (FEM) and FEM software packages
  • Understand topics including environmental issues associated with civil engineering projects, management in the construction industry, and the development of organisational and project strategic direction
  • Have the option to specialise in a specific area of civil engineering in your design project and dissertation
  • Learn through a combination of lectures, seminars and discussion groups, and benefit from the expertise of our academic staff as well as experienced practitioners from outside organisations
  • Use our laboratory facilities, including an environmental lab and computing equipment
  • Apply your skills to practical problems as part of our partnership schemes with local and global organisations

Work experience and career planning

Civil engineers need a wide range of skills and abilities in order to meet society's changing needs. When you graduate from the MSc Civil Engineering degree course, you'll have the expert knowledge, technical skills and competencies that employers in industry expect.

Areas you can work include:

  • Civil engineering
  • Site engineering
  • Construction
  • Consultancy
  • Project management

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the construction industry, or in related fields.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Teaching and Programme Assessment

Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • discussion groups
  • independent learning strategies

You'll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • coursework
  • projects
  • dissertation

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Civil Engineering Science
  • Design Project: Civil, Earthquake, Environmental, Geotechnical or Structural Engineering
  • Dissertation
  • Environmental Management for Civil Engineering
  • Strategic and General Management
Please see our website for our latest module information.

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an International student and require to apply for a study visa, we advise that you apply earlier and allow additional time for it to be processed.




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

A good honours degree in Civil Engineering or a related subject, or equivalent industrial and work experience.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18300 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU students (including Transition Scholarship) Full-time: £9,400


  • NATIONAL: £4,700 per year
  • EU: £4,700 per year
  • NON-EU: £9,150 per year

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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