Taught course

Civil Engineering

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Entry requirements

The standard entry qualification is a first or second class honours degree in Civil or Structural Engineering, from an approved university. Students with degrees in other engineering disciplines would also be considered for the course. Alternative qualifications together with substantial relevant work experience may also be deemed to be acceptable for entry to the programme subject to the approval of the programme leader. Overseas student applicants would normally be expected to possess the same academic qualifications as UK students. In addition they must have achieved an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Months of entry


Course content

This Civil Engineering Masters at Liverpool John Moores University provides a route to Chartered Engineer status. Studying this postgraduate course, you will learn the skills you need to excel within and lead a civil engineering team

  • Course available to study full time (1 year) and part time (2 years)
  • Informed by internationally recognised research by our Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute
  • You will enjoy excellent career opportunities in design and site-based roles
  • Provides a route satisfying the learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status

Civil Engineering is the branch of engineering which designs and constructs large structures, such as bridges, roads, tunnels, tall buildings and flood defences. The overall aim of this MSc programme is to develop the skills needed to play a leading role in this exciting profession.

The programme is ideally suited to students who have completed a BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering, but is also suitable for graduates from allied disciplines, such as environmental, mechanical, architectural or building services engineering. The Masters course aims to provide a route for graduates in Civil or Structural Engineering to fulfil the learning requirements for Chartered Engineer status.

The programme builds upon the engineering knowledge and skills developed at first degree level with a stimulating and challenging postgraduate programme of study that will extend your understanding and analytical skills. You will develop a critical awareness of current issues in the field, as informed by ongoing research from LJMU's Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute.

You will also evaluate the latest research and design methodologies, increase your understanding of ethical issues related to civil engineering, and your responsibilities with regards to sustainable construction.

In addition, you will develop greater understanding of management principles and management strategies and be able to critically evaluate design, construction and operation within the context of both regulation and current developments.

Importantly, you will also be able to apply appropriate technical solutions to the analysis and evaluation of complex design problems.

Information for international students

LJMU will be awarding a range of generous international scholarships for students enrolling at the University in September. Please contact LJMU’s International Team by visiting www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/international-students for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

For up-to-date information regarding fees please contact:

Faculty of Engineering and Technology
T: 0151 231 2777
E: fetadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090