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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 a thorough understanding of the principles and practices of engineering geology. You will study topics associated with the engineering behaviour of soils and rocks, site investigation and interpretation, geological hazard assessment, and geotechnical design.

Our MSc is designed for both practising professionals and new graduates in:

  • Earth Sciences
  • Geological Science
  • Geology
  • Geophysics

You must have a maths background.

This course meets the growing need for skilled engineering geologists across the construction, environmental and energy industries. The course provides you with:

  • advanced conceptual understanding
  • detailed factual knowledge
  • specialist technical skills
  • an awareness of responsibilities to society and the environment

Our strong industrial engagement means our degree programmes are shaped by industry and government policy.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements: Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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