Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Bath · Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class Bachelor's honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this programme you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as civil engineering, structural engineering, building engineering, architectural engineering, or another subject which includes relevant civil engineering components (e.g. general engineering or engineering geology).

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

If your first language is not English but within the last two years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Study the theory, design and management of key civil engineering subjects in a zero-carbon economy.

From geotechnical to water, structural or materials engineering, study a master's that focuses on the future of civil engineering in industry and the world. Taught in the context of a future zero-carbon economy, you'll learn the theory and design aspects to help you navigate the new challenges up ahead successfully.

Throughout the course, a mix of theory, practical and collaborative activities help you advance your professional, design and research skills. Part of this is working in multidisciplinary design teams to solve the big problems facing the world right now. You’ll also have the opportunity to carry out a large research project with support and supervision from our academic specialists.

To help prepare you for the workplace, some of your learning experience and design work will be with students on other construction-related master’s here at Bath. This brings you into contact with a more diverse set of people and skills, echoing what it is like to work professionally in industry.

Learn from experts in the field

You’ll learn from academics actively researching across the civil engineering spectrum with expertise in materials, low-carbon and sustainable development, and water, structural and geotechnical engineering. Their experience and international collaborations feed into teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Use specialist facilities

We have a range of specialist facilities to support your studies. Our structures, concrete, timber, advanced materials, and geomaterials laboratories contain equipment that exceed industry standards. You’ll also have access to high-quality computing and teaching facilities.

Your future starts here

We’ve worked with our industrial partners to make sure this course prepares you with the expertise valued by employers and relevant to the future of construction.

Our master’s students have been recruited to graduate positions in some of the top UK and overseas engineering and design companies, including AECOM, Atkins and Foster & Partners. Others have gone on to further study on PhD courses with us or other leading institutions.

Information for international students

English language requirements
  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

You will need to get your English language qualification within 24 months prior to starting your course.

If you need to improve your English language skills before starting your studies, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course to reach the required level.

Fees and funding

View our tuition fees and find out about funding opportunities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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