Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified. For this programme, this would normally mean a degree in Civil Engineering or a very closely related discipline. Additionally, a sound understanding of relevant core engineering principles, such as mathematics, is expected and must be demonstrated in a 2.1 or equivalent in core subject components from your Honours degree.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Months of entry
Those who study the Masters in Civil Engineering will gain advanced knowledge and associated analytical and problem-solving skills in a range of key sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering, and develop the ability to apply this knowledge in engineering design and to the solution of open-ended and multi-disciplinary problems. The MSc in Civil Engineering is intended for students with a first degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related discipline who wish to extend their expertise to a higher level in preparation for a professional career.
- Civil engineering at the University of Glasgow is ranked 4th in the UK and 1st in Scotland (Guardian University Guide 2017).
- The University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering has been delivering engineering education and research for more than 150 years and is the oldest School of Engineering in the UK.
- You will select courses from key sub-disciplines of Civil Engineering, notably structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, computational mechanics and transportation engineering.
- With all lecture courses selected from sets of options, you can choose to develop a degree of specialization in a given sub-discipline or to remain broad-based, thus tailoring the programme to suit your interests and career aspirations.
- Two major design project courses will develop your abilities to apply your knowledge of Civil Engineering to design of engineering projects. One of these projects is specifically civil engineering in content, but the other is multi-disciplinary in nature and will also involve MSc students from other engineering disciplines, working in teams to tackle a broad-based design problem.
- You will also undertake an individual project, allowing you to investigate a specific topic in considerable depth.
- You will be taught by staff who are leading researchers in their fields, so that course content can reflect state-of-the-art understanding, relevant to future challenges for civil engineering industry and the profession.
- The programme is designed to provide the advanced education required of civil engineers of tomorrow.
- With a 93% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016, Civil Engineering at Glasgow continues to meet student expectations combining both teaching excellence and a supportive learning environment.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team