Taught course

Geotechnical Engineering

Imperial College London · Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Entry requirements

2:1 in civil engineering, natural sciences, earth sciences or other numerate disciplines. A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, e.g. A-level grade B or higher.

Months of entry


Course content

Focus on advanced aspects of soil behaviour, related theoretical frameworks and their application to geotechnical problems on this one-year, MSc course.

This course will provide you with a solid technical basis in the key areas of geotechnics through a balanced degree programme which integrates core engineering science and recent research findings with practical applications.

You'll gain first-hand experience of experimental soil mechanics working in modern, purpose-built laboratories, through a mixture of theoretical and practical learning.

This degree will also enable you to forge strong links with industry and enhance your fieldwork skills on a series of trips to areas of geological and geotechnical interest in the UK and abroad.

This course is part of the geotechnics cluster of courses at Imperial. These streams share approximately 80% of the curriculum, while the remaining 20% allows specialisation in the areas of advanced Soil Mechanics, Engineering Seismology, Environmental Geotechnics and Engineering Geology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44(0) 20 7594 5929