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

Our MSc gives you 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
  • geotechnical design.

Our Engineering Geology master's is 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.

We maintain strong industrial engagement. Our degree programmes are shaped by industry and government policy.

Information for international students

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

School Admissions Team