Taught course

Civil Engineering

Birmingham City University · School of Engineering and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree at 2:2 or above/equivalent in surveying, construction, civil engineering, real estate or any other construction subject

We will also consider other qualifications and suitable work based experience on an individual basis. You may be asked to attend a selection interview.
Students accepted with a non cognate degree will have to successfully complete the pre course module.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Civil Engineering prepares students for the highest level of achievement in Civil Engineering and beyond. It provides a broad coverage of the State-of-the-Art in contemporary Civil Engineering research and practice, equipping graduates with the skills needed to succeed in the contemporary marketplace.

The course covers a range of topics that define contemporary Civil Engineering practice and prepares students for the challenges of tomorrow. Emphasis is paid on key areas such as Structural Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, and Hydrology and Water Engineering. As graduates are expected to develop their careers in leading roles in the industry, construction and project management aspects are also covered. Finally, the defining issues of 21st century Civil Engineering, sustainability and engineering for extreme climate events, are given particular prominence throughout the course.
The MSc Civil Engineering is primarily aimed at candidates with an educational and/or professional background in Civil Engineering, such as a BEng or BSc in Civil Engineering or an associated discipline. In addition, candidates with an educational background in other engineering or science fields, architecture, or construction will be considered, subject to an entrance exam and/or interview.
The teaching staff are all highly experienced academics, with internationally recognised research profiles and/or substantial industry experience. The course is supported by guest speakers from leading consultants & contractors, local government, professional bodies, and research institutions. We are able to draw on Birmingham’s privileged position as a construction hub and the major building and infrastructure projects taking place in the area, to provide hands-on knowledge and experience.

Information for international students

Non-EU students need to demonstrate a good command of English. IELTS 6.0 or equivalent is needed before they can enrol in this programme.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000 per year
International students
£16,300 per year

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Full-time professional placement 18 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)121 331 5595