Taught course

Civil Engineering

University of Hertfordshire · School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

Entry requirements


• a good (2.2 or above) Honours degree (or equivalent) in civil or structural engineering.


• a good (2.2 or above) Honours degree (or equivalent) in a science related first degree in combination with extensive experience (>7 years) in working in the construction sector in positions that involve technical related decision making and design of projects for example.

For the second requirement, the programme delivery team will request substantial evidence for the work experience (reference letters) as well as reserving the right to invite candidates to a short interview.

Months of entry


Course content

Why choose Herts?

  • Reputation: 2nd in the East of England (after Cambridge) for civil engineering (Complete University Guide 2023) and 6th in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2022)
  • Facilities: Study at one of the largest engineering schools in the UK and in our brand-new School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science building, opening in 2024
  • Industry connections: Benefit from our long-established links with the civil engineering profession – our courses are tailored to meet the needs of employers

About the course:

The MSc Civil Engineering is designed for ambitious civil and structural engineering graduates and those with related degrees and professional experience looking to expand their technical expertise, skills and career opportunities.

This programme offers education and training in advanced civil engineering principles and current industry standards and practices. Theoretical study is reinforced with practical application to real-world scenarios, and you will develop the analytical, problem-solving, teamwork and communication skills needed to succeed in this multi-disciplinary profession.

You will gain an in-depth understanding of advanced concepts of civil engineering including geotechnical and structural design, materials science, floodplain management, sustainability policies and innovative technologies.

The programme puts emphasis on hands-on learning so that graduates become competent in applying civil engineering principles in practice to a professional standard: an important asset for your future career.

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,750 full-time
International students
£14,750 full-time

If you’re studying a postgraduate degree e.g. a MSc, MA or LLM you may be eligible for a postgraduate master’s loan up to £11,836.

Those studying pre-registration postgraduate healthcare courses and PGCE or unsalaried schools direct can apply for the undergraduate funding package. Graduate-entry medical students can also get support from Student Finance England for fees charged over £3,465.

Postgraduate loans are paid directly to the student, so you decide how to spend the money, whether that be to pay for some or all your tuition or to go towards living costs.

Find out if you’re eligible for a postgraduate master’s loan.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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