Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Brighton · School of Architecture, Technology and Engineering

Entry requirements

Degree and experience

A lower second class degree in civil engineering. Candidates with an engineering or physical sciences degree, or with relevant professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This accredited Civil Engineering MSc gives students an advanced understanding of the concepts and philosophy of civil engineering and its practical application, preparing them for a career at the forefront of the profession.

The programme develops the knowledge and skills required to design engineering solutions that support sustainable development and protect against natural hazards to help ensure quality of life of future generations.

Students will explore areas linked to the univerity's research. Research expertise is in areas including structural engineering, earthquake and civil engineering dynamics, bridge engineering, rock mechanics, foundation engineering and coastal engineering. Students will work closely with their supervisor to research and produce a dissertation that reflects their interests and career aspirations.

Working closely with their supervisor they will plan, research and produce their masters dissertation in an area that reflects their interests.

University of Brighton's well-established links with industry provide networking opportunities and shared insight. Students also benefit from the specialist facilities and software.


This degree is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired a partial CEng accredited undergraduate first degree.

Course structure

The course can be studied full- or part-time.

The course consists of taught and research components. To be awarded the MSc you must obtain 180 credits. Six taught modules at 20 credits each, plus 60 credits from the dissertation. A typical 20-credit module requires a total of 200 hours of study time.

Different paths can be followed depending on your module selection and dissertation topic:

• general civil engineering

• civil engineering with structures

• civil engineering with hydraulics and water resources

• civil engineering with construction management.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Find out more about the other English qualifications that we accept.

International students whose language skills do not match the IELTS scores set out here should consider applying for this course through the Extended Masters programme at the university's Language Institute.

Fees and funding

Please see the University of Brighton website for further information on fees and funding.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644