M.Sc. On Campus

Engineering Geology

University of Leeds

12 months
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The Engineering Geology degree from University of Leeds provides concentrated one-year training in engineering geology and related geotechnical subjects to prepare you for professional practice in engineering geology and geotechnical engineering.


The Engineering Geology degree from University of Leeds gives you a grounding in the application of geological principles to a wide range of fields appropriate to civil, ground and mining engineering.

Studying engineering geology will provide you with excellent job opportunities as a result of high calibre academic training, as well as the development of strong skills in terms of both critical and independent thought and team work.

Most of our graduates join consulting engineering and environmental consulting companies, while others go on to PhD studies.

Career opportunities

Here are some of the roles that our recent graduates are now in:

  • AECOMM, Consulting Engineers
  • Amey, Consulting
  • Arcadis, Design and Consultancy
  • Arup, Consulting Engineers
  • Atkins, Consulting Engineers
  • Golder Associates, Consulting Engineers
  • Hyder Consulting
  • Jacobs, Consulting Engineers
  • Mott MacDonald, Consulting Engineers
  • Network Rail
  • RSK, Engineering and Environmental Consultancy
  • Soil Engineering, Geotechnical Contractors
  • Wardell Armstrong, Consulting Engineers
  • WSP, Consulting Engineers

We have a strong commitment to enhancing student employability and our own dedicated school Employability Officer. We offer extra support and activities to help you stand out in your chosen field and achieve your career goals. In particular, employers frequently advertise opportunities via the programme team.

There is also an opportunity to network with industry sponsors at a dedicated Industry Recruitment Day, the School of Earth and Environment Careers Fair, as well as opportunities to undertake dissertation project work with potential employers.


This degree is accredited by the Joint Board of Moderators (JBM) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geological Investigation and Characterisation
  • Soils Engineering
  • Rock Engineering
  • Engineering Geology: Dissertation Project
  • Hydrogeology and Contaminant Processes
  • Hazards, Resilience and Sustainable Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-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

  • A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in an earth science, engineering, civil engineering, mining or a related discipline.

  • We require Mathematics or Physics to AS level (pass grade) or international equivalent, but this requirement can be waived on an ad-hoc basis given appropriate mathematical content of your first degree or industrial experience.
  • Applicants with a 2:2 will be considered on a case by case basis where applicants can demonstrate significant relevant work experience in a relevant specialist field.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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