Taught course

Civil Engineering

Nottingham Trent University · School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Entry requirements

A 2.2 honours degree in civil engineering, or related built environment subject area.

We will also consider applicants with the following qualifications.

  • Postgraduate diploma, or equivalent academic achievement in civil engineering or appropriate built environment subject area.

Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications and/or relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. Assessment of your experience will confirm that you have achieved the necessary skills in the course of your general experience.

If you are applying for the part-time module, you would typically have two to three years' experience, and have the support of your employer who will wish to integrate study and projects into your day-to-day work.

You will probably be employed on significant infrastructure, and civil engineering and/or building works, either as a direct employee of local or national government, or in the private sector. You will likely have experience of developing and coordinating significant infrastructure, and civil engineering or building projects.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Civil Engineering course is developed from a mix of technical and management-based modules, aligning to current global issues relating to civil engineering and management. Your learning will focus on the civil engineering infrastructure and structural and management aspects of construction, as well as environmental problems affecting construction projects.

You’ll benefit from our team of expert academic staff who have established links to industry and significant experience of working in practice. Most staff teaching on the course are members of one or more professional institutions relating to civil engineering, and participate in industrial activities, consultancy and research, ensuring our course content allies with current industry practice.

Our industry-standard facilities are based in our City Campus, right in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre. You’ll have hands-on access to our workshops and laboratories, supported by our team of expert technicians, enabling you to test, learn and research for yourself. Some modules include laboratory investigations and computer applications as part of the delivery method.

You’ll also have opportunities to explore other disciplines interconnected with course, such as energy, manufacturing and other industries. Our course structure enables personal exploration in related areas of interest, helping you to align your developing knowledge to your career aspirations.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £8,200 per year, Part time: £4,100 per year
International students
Full time: £15,100 per year, Part time: £7,550 per year

Please take a look at our postgraduate funding page for information about sourcing grants, bursaries and scholarships, and much more.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

+44 (0)115 848 4200