Taught course

Engineering Geology

Newcastle University · School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in earth sciences, geological science, geology, geophysics. You must have a maths background. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The Engineering Geology MSc responds to a national and international demand for specialist engineering geologists with advanced training in geotechnical engineering. It provides you with advanced conceptual understanding, detailed factual knowledge, specialist technical skills and an awareness of responsibilities to society and the environment.
Your degree will cover areas such as:
  • engineering geology principles and applications
  • site investigation, testing, interpretation and reporting processes
  • analysing diverse geological evidence to assess hazards and risks arising from natural and man-made phenomena
  • geotechnical design
By studying at Newcastle you undertake research with students from civil engineering, geological and other scientific backgrounds. Cross-pollination of academic training and experience is actively encouraged.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Academic Secretary (Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology), School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
+44 (0) 191 208 6418